demurrer to evidence:
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1. A party’s objection or exception that the evidence is legally insufficient to make a case. * Its effect, upon joinder in the demurrer by the opposite party, is that the jury is discharged and the demurrer is entered on record and decided by the court. A demurrer to evidence admits the truth of all the evidence and the legal deductions from that evidence. 
1. An objection made by the defendant to the plaintiff’s evidence as a whole, which concedes the truth of everything the plaintiff has attempted to prove by his evidence, but argues that such facts do not, in law, establish a right to recover. A demurrer to evidence has largely been superseded in modern practice by a motion for directed verdict or its equivalent. 
1 A method of taking a case from the jury, being an objection made by the defendant to the plaintiff’s evidence as a whole, which concedes the truth of all that the evidence tends to establish in favor of the plaintiff, but that the facts thus conceded do not establish in law a right to recover. The use of a demurrer to evidence is rare in modern practice; it has been supplanted by a motion for a directed verdict or the equivalent of such motion. 53 Am J1st Trial §§ 427, 428. 
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