1. [ noun ] (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
Related terms: pleading law
2. [ noun ] (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
Synonyms: demurral demur
Related terms: objection law demur demur
3. [ noun ] (law) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
Synonyms: defence denial defense

"he gave evidence for the defense"

Related terms: prosecution due_process entrapment trial law