Meaning of demur

de•mur

Pronunciation: (di-mûr'), [key]
— v., n. -murred, -mur•ring,
—v.i.
  1. to make objection, esp. on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object: They wanted to make him the treasurer, but he demurred.
  2. to interpose a demurrer.
  3. to linger; hesitate.
—n.
  1. the act of making objection.
  2. an objection raised.
  3. hesitation.
  4. a demurrer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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