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demur


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demur  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demur  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demur  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demur 
  n  :  (law)  a  formal  objection  to  an  opponent's  pleadings  [syn:  {demurral}, 
  {demurrer}] 
  v  :  take  exception  to  [syn:  {except}] 




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