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deferment

noun de·fer·ment \di-ˈfər-mənt\

: official permission to pay for something at a later time

: official permission to do required military service at a later time

Full Definition of DEFERMENT

:  the act of delaying or postponing; specifically :  official postponement of military service
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Examples of DEFERMENT

  1. She requested a six-month deferment on her loan.
  2. She requested deferment of her loan.
  3. the policies of military deferment

First Known Use of DEFERMENT

1607
DEFERMENT Defined for Kids

deferment

noun de·fer·ment \di-ˈfər-mənt\

Definition of DEFERMENT for Kids

:  the act of postponing <The soldier received a deferment of his orders.>

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