Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.
Other Word Forms of Demur
Origin of Demur
From Anglo-Norman demorer, from Old French demorer (French demeurer), from Vulgar Latin demoro, Latin demorari (“to tarry”), from de- + morari (“to delay”).
Middle English demuren to delay from Anglo-Norman demurer from Latin dēmorārī dē- de- morārī to delay (from mora delay)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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