Definition of deferred
1 : withheld for or until a stated time a deferred payment
2 : charged in cases of delayed handling telegraphs sent at deferred rates
Recent Examples of deferred from the Web
Maurice Obstfeld, the IMF’s chief economist, said at a news conference in Washington that already there is some evidence of deferred investment.
Since 2012, 819,512 people have been approved for the original deferred-action program, and 539,008 of them renewed it after the two-year expiration.
Those cases were resolved through deferred prosecution agreements with the Justice Department, so the companies avoided a criminal conviction.
In 2013, the Federal Transit Administration estimated that there’s an eighty-six-billion-dollar backlog in deferred maintenance on the nation’s rail and bus lines.
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Origin and Etymology of deferred
First Known Use: 1651
Legal Definition of deferred
: withheld or delayed for or until a stated time a deferred payment deferred prosecution
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