de·mur / diˈmər/ • v. (-murred , -mur·ring ) [intr.] raise doubts or objections or show reluctance. ∎ dated Law put forward a demurrer. • n. the action or process of objecting to or hesitating over something: they accepted this ruling without demur.
So demurrage †delay; detention of a vessel beyond the agreed time; payment for this XVII. demurrer (leg.) pleading which stops an action XVI. — AN., sb. use of inf.; see -ER 5.