Demurrer to Interrogatory – when a witness refuses to answer a question, giving a reason for her refusal, she “demurs to the interrogatory”

demurrer to interrogatories:
(18c)

1. The objection or reason given by a witness for failing to answer an interrogatory. [1]

demurrer to interrogatory:

1. When a witness refuses to answer a question, giving a reason for her refusal, she “demurs to the interrogatory.” [2]

1. A reason offered by a witness for refusing to answer a question. [3]

References:

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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

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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