Demurrer to Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Demurrer to evidence is a method of taking a case from the jury. It refers to a motion to dismiss filed by the defendant after the plaintiff had rested his/her case, on the ground of insufficiency of evidence. It also refers to a stop or pause by a party to an action in order to ask the court to determine the question of whether the evidence as it stands ought to be admitted, based on the law of admissibility of evidence.