de·fer·ral | \ di-ˈfər-əl \

Definition of deferral 

: the act of delaying : postponement

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In May, when Chrystina Russell and Nina Weaver, the two American women who lead SNHU’s refugee education programs, arrived at the camp to check on student progress, Maduk was prepared to ask for a one-year deferral. Deirdre Fernandes,, "An education in hope," 7 July 2018 That deferral only extends until August 1st, and the department hasn’t made any announcements on whether there are any plans to permanently lift the ban. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Huawei slams FCC proposal to bar funds for Chinese telecom gear," 5 July 2018 Arntz’s mother stopped applying for the annual tax deferral for senior homeowners in 2008. Sean P. Murphy,, "An inheritance damaged by delayed taxes," 18 June 2018 The deferral, please take that time to look at the numbers. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Orleans School Board defers vote on industrial tax ban," 17 May 2018 Marshfield, a South Shore town with a population of about 25,000, granted 29 deferrals last year. Robert Weisman,, "Psst. If you are over 65, here’s one of the best-kept secrets in Mass.," 9 Mar. 2018 The designation, created in the sweeping GOP federal tax legislation, rewards private investment in low-income communities, including the deferral of capital gains taxes that are reinvested in those zones. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Ten Hartford 'Opportunity Zones' Approved By U.S. Treasury Department," 18 May 2018 There are two main ways of temporarily suspending or reducing your student loan repayments: deferral and forbearance., "Debunking The 5 Biggest Student Loan Myths," 9 May 2018 Investors can receive tax deferrals from amortization and depreciation, for example. Jeff Brown, WSJ, "Oil MLPs Are Beckoning Again, but Know the Risks," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of deferral

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deferral

defer entry 1 + -al entry 2

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The first known use of deferral was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of deferral

: the act of delaying or deferring something

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