|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|
|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|