Special Demurrer – states grounds for an objection and specifically identifies the nature of the defect (i.e. the pleading is defective in form and thus violates the rules of pleading or it violates practice)

special demurrer:
(17c)

1. A demurrer that states grounds for an objection and specifically identifies the nature of the defect, such as that the pleading violates the rules of pleading or practice.  *  If a pleading is defective in form but not substance, the defect must be pointed out by a special demurrer. [1]

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[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

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