What does demur mean?

Definitions for demur
dɪˈmɜrde·mur

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demur, demurral, demurrer(verb)

    (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

  2. demur, except(verb)

    take exception to

    "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"

  3. demur(verb)

    enter a demurrer

Wiktionary

  1. demur(Noun)

    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. - Alexander Pope

    Etymology: From demorer, from demorer (French demeurer), from demoro,

  2. demur(Verb)

    To linger; to stay; to tarry

    "Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp. - Nicols?

    Etymology: From demorer, from demorer (French demeurer), from demoro,

  3. demur(Verb)

    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?

    Etymology: From demorer, from demorer (French demeurer), from demoro,

  4. demur(Verb)

    To scruple or object; to take exception; to oppose; to balk

    Etymology: From demorer, from demorer (French demeurer), from demoro,

  5. demur(Verb)

    To interpose a demurrer.

    Etymology: From demorer, from demorer (French demeurer), from demoro,

  6. demur(Verb)

    To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about

    The latter I demur, for in their looks Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears. - John Milton

    Etymology: From demorer, from demorer (French demeurer), from demoro,

  7. demur(Verb)

    To cause delay to; to put off

    He demands a fee, And then demurs me with a vain delay. - Quarles?

    Etymology: From demorer, from demorer (French demeurer), from demoro,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demur(verb)

    to linger; to stay; to tarry

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Demur(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Demur(verb)

    to scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to that statement

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Demur(verb)

    to interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Demur(verb)

    to suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Demur(verb)

    to cause delay to; to put off

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Demur(verb)

    stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Demur

    de-mur′, v.i. to hesitate from uncertainty or before difficulty: to object:—pr.p. demur′ring; pa.p. demurred′.—n. a stop: pause, hesitation.—adj. Demur′rable.—ns. Demur′rage, an allowance made for undue delay or detention of a vessel in port: compensation paid by the freighter to the owner of the same: allowance for undue detention of railway-wagons, &c.; Demur′rer, one who demurs: (law) a plea in law that, even if the opponent's facts are as he says, they yet do not support his case. [Fr. demeurer—L. demorāri, to loiter, linger—de, inten., and morāri, to delay—mora, delay.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demur in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of demur in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Demur not the attitude of others, when you adopt a similar way for others, deliberately or not. Only realize, how that hurts and causes the feelings of insult.

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