deferment

noun de·fer·ment \ di-ˈfər-mənt \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018
: the act of delaying or postponing; specifically : official postponement of military service

Examples of deferment in a Sentence

  1. She requested a six-month deferment on her loan.

  2. She requested deferment of her loan.

  3. the policies of military deferment

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DEFERMENT Defined for English Language Learners

deferment

  • : official permission to pay for something at a later time

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


DEFERMENT Defined for Kids

deferment

noun de·fer·ment \ di-ˈfər-mənt \
: the act of postponing The soldier received a deferment of his orders.


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