demur
de·mur /di-'mər/ vi de·murred, de·mur·ring: to interpose a demurrer
demur to the declaration
de·mur·ra·ble adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

demur
I verb beg to differ, challenge, contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, differ, disagree, disapprove, disavow, dissent, enter a demurrer, exceptionem facere, not confirm, object, oppose, protest, raise objections, reject, repudiate, scruple, take exception, traverse, withhold assent II index demonstrate (protest), disaffirm, disagree, disapprove (reject), disoblige, disown (deny the validity), dissent (difference of opinion), dissent (withhold assent), doubt (hesitate), except (object), hesitate, negate, object, oppose, pause (noun), pause (verb), protest, refuse, reject, remonstrance, remonstrate, repudiate, vacillate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


demur
v.
To object to a point of law or fact alleged by the opposing party on the grounds that it does not advance the interests of the party making the statement; to present a demurrer.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


demur
Presenting a demurrer to a court.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


demur
v. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary's claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


demur
To dispute a legal pleading or a statement of the facts being alleged through the use of a demurrer.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


demur
To dispute a legal pleading or a statement of the facts being alleged through the use of a demurrer.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • demur — vb Demur, scruple, balk, jib, shy, boggle, stick, stickle, strain are comparable when they mean to hesitate or show reluctance because of difficulties in the way. One demurs to or at something when one raises objections to it, casts doubt upon it …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • demur — meaning ‘to raise scruples or objections’ has inflected forms demurred, demurring. It is normally used in negative contexts and without a complement (When asked they did not demur), although it is occasionally followed by at or to (did not demur… …   Modern English usage

  • Demur — De*mur , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Demurred}; 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demur — De*mur , v. t. 1. To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The latter I demur, for in their looks Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause delay to; to put off …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demur — De*mur , n. [OF. demor, demore, stay, delay. See {Demur}, v. i.] Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple. [1913 Webster] All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he whispers, Do; and we go snacks.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demur — ► VERB (demurred, demurring) ▪ raise doubts or objections; show reluctance. ► NOUN ▪ the action of demurring: they accepted without demur. DERIVATIVES demurral noun. ORIGIN Old French demourer, from Latin morari delay …   English terms dictionary

  • demur — (v.) c.1200, to linger, tarry, delay, from O.Fr. demorer delay, retard, from L. demorari to linger, loiter, tarry, from de (see DE (Cf. de )) + morari to delay, from mora a pause, delay, from PIE *mere . Main modern sense of raise objections is f …   Etymology dictionary

  • demur — [v] disagree balk, cavil, challenge, combat, complain, deprecate, disapprove, dispute, doubt, fight, hem and haw*, hesitate, object, oppose, pause, protest, pussyfoot*, refuse, remonstrate, resist, scruple, shy, stick, stickle, strain, take… …   New thesaurus

  • demur — [dē mʉr′, dimʉr′] vi. demurred, demurring [ME demuren < OFr demorer < L demorari, to delay < de , from + morari, to delay < mora, a delay < IE base * (s)mer , to remember > MEMORY] 1. to hesitate because of one s doubts or… …   English World dictionary

  • demur — v. (formal) (D; intr.) ( to object ) to demur at, to (to demur at a proposal) * * * [ dɪ mɜː] to (to demur at a proposal) (formal) (D; intr.) ( to object ) to demur at …   Combinatory dictionary

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