Definition of demur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈmɜː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈmɜːr//
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Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘linger, delay’): from Old French demourer (verb), demeure (noun), based on Latin de- ‘away, completely’ + morari ‘delay’.Idioms
without demur
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(formal) without objecting or hesitating They accepted without demur.
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