college/student deferment

noun

: permission to finish school before entering the military

Examples of college/student deferment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adib was drafted after losing his student deferment. John Kelly, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 As a young man, Franchot left Amherst College to join the presidential campaign of Sen. Eugene McCarthy, lost his student deferment and was drafted in the Vietnam War. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Izzy Connor — whose parents have lived halfway across the country from each other for years in order to support her dream — also needed to check on a college deferment from the University of California-Santa Cruz. Stacy St. Clair, chicagotribune.com, 6 Aug. 2021 With no military experience — a college deferment and a knee injury kept him out of the service — and a relatively small home-state military presence, Mr. Levin was an anomaly in the top Armed Services Committee slot. Washington Post, 30 July 2021

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“College/student deferment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/college%2Fstudent%20deferment. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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