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demur

verb [I] uk   /dɪˈmɜːr/ us    /-ˈmɝː/ (-rr-) formal
to express disagreement or refuse to do something: The lawyer requested a break in the court case, but the judge demurred.
demur
noun [U] uk   us  
She agreed to his request without demur.
(Definition of demur from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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