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March 8th- demur

demur \dih-MUR\, intransitive verb

Definition:
1. To object; to take exception.
2. To delay.

noun:
1. The act of demurring.
2. Objection.
3. Delay.

Example:
The judge's decision was accepted without demur.
 

Origin:
Demur comes from Old French demorer, "to linger, to stay," from Latin demorari, from de- + morari, "to delay, to loiter," from mora, "a delay."
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