(noun, verb)


1. (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

Similar word(s): demurral, demurrer

Definition categories: communication, objection

Sentences with demur as a noun:

- All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he whispers, ``Do; and we go snacks. - Alexander Pope


1. take exception to

- he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

Similar word(s): except

Definition categories: communication, object

2. enter a demurrer

Definition categories: communication, plead

Sentences with demur as a verb:

- I demur to that statement.

- The personnel demurred at the management's new scheme.

- The latter I demur, for in their looks / Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears. - John Milton