Examples from the Web for demurrage
In France demurrage begins the moment a ship stops outside of port.The War After the War|Isaac Frederick Marcosson
An old term for good opportunity or season for navigation, which, if neglected, was liable to costs of demurrage.
At all events, the demurrage must be frequent, vexatious, and expensive.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 14)|Archer Butler Hulbert
A ship unjustly detained, as a prize, is entitled to demurrage.
Demurrage is generally given against a captor for unjustifiable detention.
British Dictionary definitions for demurrage
Word Origin for demurrage
Word Origin and History for demurrage
1640s, from Old French demorage, from demorer (see demur).