demurrer to the evidence

Definition of "demurrer to the evidence"
  1. A claim brought forward by a party in a lawsuit, stating that the evidence presented by the opposition is inadequate to prove a factual issue that is necessary for the jury's determination
How to use "demurrer to the evidence" in a sentence
  1. The defense raised a demurrer to the evidence, arguing that the prosecution had not provided enough proof to establish motive.
  2. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff's lawyer declared a demurrer to the evidence, stating the defendant had not substantiated their claims.
  3. A demurrer to the evidence can significantly impact a case if the judge agrees that the evidence presented is not sufficient for a jury decision.

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