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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Demur \De*mur"\ (d[-e]*m[^u]r"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Demurred (d[-e]*m[^u]rd"); 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, especailly on the basis of scruple or modesty; as, I demur to that statement; they wanted to make him president, but he demurred. [1913 Webster] When introduced as the world's smartest man, he was not inclined to demur. --Kip Thorne [PJC] 4. (Law) To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2. [1913 Webster]




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