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demur †linger XIII; †hesitate; put in a demurrer; make difficulties XVII. — OF. demourer, (also mod.) demeurer :- Rom. *dēmorāre, for L. dēmorarī, f. DE- 3 + morārī delay. The present sp. begins in XVI, superseding demo(u)re, and appears to be based on demurrer.
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.

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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.

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DEMUR

To dispute a legalpleadingor a statement of the facts being alleged through the use of a demurrer.

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