• Definition for "demur"
    • To voice opposition; object: demurred within suggestion. See…
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demur definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To voice opposition; object: demurred within suggestion. See Synonyms at object.
    • Law To enter a demurrer.
    • To delay.
    • To linger; to remain; to tarry.
    • To delay; to pause; to suspend procedures or judgment because of any doubt or trouble; to hesitate; to place from the determination or conclusion of an affair.
    • To scruple or object; to just take exclusion, especailly on the basis of scruple or modesty.
    • To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.
    • To sound resistance; item: demurred within advice. See Synonyms at object.
    • Law To enter a demurrer.
    • To delay.
    • To linger; to keep; to tarry.
    • To delay; to pause; to suspend procedures or wisdom because of a doubt or difficulty; to wait; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.
    • To scruple or object; to take exception, especailly on the basis of scruple or modesty.
    • To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.
  • noun:
    • The act of demurring.
    • An objection.
    • A delay.
    • avoid; pause; doubt on proceeding; anticipation of choice or activity; scruple.
    • avoid; pause; hesitation on proceeding; suspense of choice or activity; scruple.
    • avoid; pause; doubt concerning proceeding or choice.
    • exemption (taken); objection (urged).
    • (law) an official objection to an opponent's pleadings
    • The work of demurring.
    • An objection.
    • A delay.
    • Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of choice or activity; scruple.
    • avoid; pause; hesitation concerning proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.
    • avoid; pause; hesitation on proceeding or choice.
    • exclusion (taken); objection (urged).
    • (legislation) an official objection to an opponent's pleadings
  • verb:
    • To linger; to keep; to tarry
    • To wait; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or trouble; to hesitate; to put off the determination or summary of an affair.
    • To scruple or object; to take exclusion; to oppose; to balk
    • To interpose a demurrer.
    • To suspend view concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about
    • resulting in delay to; to place down
    • enter a demurrer
    • simply take exclusion to
    • To linger; to keep; to tarry
    • To postpone; to pause; to suspend procedures or view because of question or difficulty; to hesitate; to place off the dedication or conclusion of an affair.
    • To scruple or object; to just take exemption; to oppose; to balk
    • To interpose a demurrer.
    • To suspend wisdom regarding; to question of otherwise hesitate about
    • resulting in wait to; to put off
    • enter a demurrer
    • simply take exception to
  • verb-transitive:
    • To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of otherwise hesitate about.
    • resulting in wait to; to place off.
    • To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of otherwise hesitate about.
    • To cause wait to; to put down.
  • others:
    • To wait; linger; tarry.
    • To hesitate; suspend proceedings; wait conclusion or action.
    • to possess or recommend scruples or problems; object irresolutely; simply take exclusion: as, they demurred to your proposals.
    • in-law, to interpose a demurrer.
    • To put down; delay; keep in suspense.
    • To question of; scruple concerning; hesitate about: as, “to demur obedience,”
    • To wait; linger; tarry.
    • To wait; suspend procedures; delay conclusion or action.
    • To have or suggest scruples or problems; item irresolutely; simply take exception: as, they demurred to the proposals.
    • In law, to interpose a demurrer.
    • to place off; delay; keep in suspense.
    • To doubt of; scruple concerning; hesitate about: as, “to demur obedience,”
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