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Meaning of DEMUR

Pronunciation:  di'mur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  2. [v]  take exception to
  3. [v]  enter a demurrer
 

DEMUR is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: demurral, demurrer, except
 
 See Also: object, objection, plead

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*mur"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Demurred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Demurring}.] [OF. demurer, demorer, demourer, to linger,
    stay, F. demeurer, fr. L. demorari; de- + morari to delay,
    tarry, stay, mora delay; prob. originally, time for thinking,
    reflection, and akin to memor mindful. See {Memory}.]
    1. To linger; to stay; to tarry. [Obs.]
    
             Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp.
                                                   --Nicols.
    
    2. To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in
       view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the
       determination or conclusion of an affair.
    
             Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit
             to demur.                             --Hayward.
    
    3. To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to
       that statement.
    
    4. (Law) To interpose a demurrer. See {Demurrer}, 2.
    
    
  2. \De*mur"\, v. t.
    1. To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate
       about. [Obs.]
    
             The latter I demur, for in their looks Much reason,
             and in their actions, oft appears.    --Milton.
    
    2. To cause delay to; to put off. [Obs.]
    
             He demands a fee, And then demurs me with a vain
             delay.                                --Quarles.
    
    
  3. \De*mur"\, n. [OF. demor, demore, stay, delay. See
    {Demur}, v. i.]
    Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of
    decision or action; scruple.
    
          All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he
          whispers, ``Do; and we go snacks.''      --Pope.
    
    
 
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