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demurrage

[dih-mur-ij] /dɪˈmɜr ɪdʒ/
noun, Commerce
1.
the detention in port of a vessel by the shipowner, as in loading or unloading, beyond the time allowed or agreed upon.
2.
the similar undue detention of a railroad car, truck, etc.
3.
a charge for such undue detention.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; demur + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for demur-rage

demurrage

/dɪˈmʌrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the delaying of a ship, railway wagon, etc, caused by the charterer's failure to load, unload, etc, before the time of scheduled departure
2.
the extra charge required as compensation for such delay
3.
a fee charged by the Bank of England for changing bullion into notes
Word Origin
C17: from Old French demorage, demourage; see demur
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Word Origin and History for demur-rage

demurrage

n.

1640s, from Old French demorage, from demorer (see demur).

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