n. hesitation; objection

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  • Demurral — De*mur ral, n. Demur; delay in acting or deciding. [1913 Webster] The same causes of demurral existed which prevented British troops from assisting in the expulsion of the French from Rome. Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demurral — index delay, disagreement, pause Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • demurral — 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

  • demurral — noun Date: 1810 the act or an instance of demurring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demurral — /di merr euhl/, n. an act or instance of demurring; demur. [1800 10; DEMUR + AL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • demurral — noun a) The act of demurring b) A formal objection …   Wiktionary

  • demurral — de·mur·ral …   English syllables

  • demurral — de•mur•ral [[t]dɪˈmɜr əl[/t]] n. an act or instance of demurring …   From formal English to slang

  • demurral — /dəˈmɜrəl/ (say duh merruhl) noun the act of demurring; demur. {demur + r + al2} …  

  • demurral — noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent s pleadings • Syn: ↑demur, ↑demurrer • Derivationally related forms: ↑demur (for: ↑demurrer), ↑demur, ↑demur …   Useful english dictionary

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