demurrage is generally given against a captor for unjustifiable detention.
A ship unjustly detained, as a prize, is entitled to demurrage.
We have delayed you a day, and if you will put in a bill for demurrage, I will approve it.
At all events, the demurrage must be frequent, vexatious, and expensive.
A new boat and four days' work for a carpenter gang—perhaps eighteen hundred dollars' worth of damage, not counting the demurrage!
Are you going to stick me for any demurrage on the vessel, Cappy?
If not delivered within that period, demurrage, as stated in the document, is paid per diem for any "unavoidable delay."
There was also an extra charge for demurrage or delays on the road attributable to the traveller himself.
But they did not commence taking them on board, so the captain of the barge put a demurrage of $20 per day for detention.
We claim that normally we would rather have the cars than the dollars of demurrage.