a) An act or instance of deferring or putting off.
b) Officially sanctioned postponement of compulsory military service.

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  • Deferment — De*fer ment, n. [See 1st {Defer}.] The act of delaying; postponement. [R.] [1913 Webster] My grief, joined with the instant business, Begs a deferment. Suckling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deferment — 1610s, from DEFER (Cf. defer) (1) + MENT (Cf. ment). As a word for conditional exemption from a military draft it dates to 1918, Amer.Eng …   Etymology dictionary

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  • deferment — [[t]dɪfɜ͟ː(r)mənt[/t]] deferments N VAR Deferment means arranging for something to happen at a later date. [FORMAL] ...conflicts over the deferment of national service for French students. Syn: postponement …   English dictionary

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  • deferment — /dɪ fɜ:mənt/ noun the act of leaving until a later date ● deferment of payment ● deferment of a decision …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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  • deferment — Ⅰ. defer [1] ► VERB (deferred, deferring) ▪ put off to a later time; postpone. DERIVATIVES deferment noun deferral noun. ORIGIN Latin differre, from ferre bring, carry . Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • deferment — noun Date: 1607 the act of delaying or postponing; specifically official postponement of military service …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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