Demurred
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.] [1913 Webster]

Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp. --Nicols. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit to demur. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

3. To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to that statement. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) To interpose a demurrer. See {Demurrer}, 2. [1913 Webster]


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