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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·mur /dɪˈmɝ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mur, v. t.
 1. To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about. [Obs.]
 The latter I demur, for in their looks
 Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears.   --Milton.
 2. To cause delay to; to put off. [Obs.]
 He demands a fee,
 And then demurs me with a vain delay.   --Quarles.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mur v. i. [imp. & p. p. Demurred p. pr. & vb. n. Demurring.]
 1. To linger; to stay; to tarry. [Obs.]
    Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp.   --Nicols.
 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.
    Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit to demur.   --Hayward.
 3. To scruple or object; to take exception, especially on the basis of scruple or modesty; as, I demur to that statement; they wanted to make him president, but he demurred.
 4. Law To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mur, n.  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.”   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings [syn: demurral,
      v 1: take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on
           Saturday" [syn: except]
      2: enter a demurrer
      [also: demurring, demurred]