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demurring


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  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. 




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