How to pronounce and use the word “demurrer.” Stop messing this up!

I keep hearing lawyers mispronounce the word “demurrer.” Some even write “demure” instead of “demur” or “demurer” instead of “demurrer.”

A “demurrer” is a type of objection. It is pronounced /dəˈmərər/. You can “demur” /dəˈmər/ to a pleading.

On the other hand, “demure” is pronounced /dəˈmyo͝or/ and means to be reserved or shy. “Demurer” is not a word (one cannot be more demurer than someone else). Please stop getting it wrong!