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Demur

To dispute a legal Pleading or a statement of the facts being alleged through the use of a demurrer.

demur

verb beg to differ, challenge, contradict, controvert, deny, differ, disagree, disapprove, dissent, enter a demurrer, exceptionem facere, not confirm, object, oppose, protest, raise objections, reject, scruple, take exception, traverse, withhold assent
See also: demonstrate, disaffirm, disagree, disapprove, disoblige, disown, dissent, doubt, except, hesitate, negate, object, oppose, pause, protest, refuse, reject, remonstrance, remonstrate, repudiate, vacillate

demur

to raise an objection by entering a DEMURRER.
References in classic literature ?
But just now, when there is such competition," the younger man demurred.
Counsel for the defense appears not to have demurred and the case was tried on its merits.
You'd better go now, John," said his wife, with glistening and hopeful face; but John demurred.
Margaret demurred, but Tibby accepted the offer gladly; it saved him from coming to any decision about the future.
I am not at all sure that you have known me long enough to tell me what colours suit me," she demurred.
Much as he demurred, she compelled him to receive back the unexpired portion of his rent.
CIC~s founder and chief executive, Tim Rowe, demurred about a date for its opening.
According to the report, asked about rumors that Bill Clinton is being considered to replace outgoing ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, Clinton demurred.
Asked if the latest news from the Northwest could affect those plans, Cook demurred.
The Bush administration had asked Congress to require 1099-MISC reporting for payments to corporations as part of its fiscal 2008 and 2009 budget proposals, but it demurred then.
Benetton demurred and the case was ultimately referred to the Netherlands' supreme court, which referred proceedings to the ECJ.
The crowd was drawn from the four corners of the world but not one person demurred or, refusing to submit, turned back.