deferred

adjective
de·​ferred | \ di-ˈfərd How to pronounce deferred (audio) \

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

Examples of deferred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eric Gershman, a principal with Gershman Partners, told the business journal in March the primary focus after the purchase was addressing the buildings' deferred maintenance issues. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "Simple mistakes can lead to cars falling from parking garages in 'freak' accidents," 30 Oct. 2019 Tesla hasn’t reported deferred revenue from credits in past quarterly or annual financial filings. latimes.com, "Tesla’s secret source of cash unmasked as GM and Fiat Chrysler," 3 June 2019 Immelt, who led GE for 16 years, exited with benefits and deferred shares worth about $100 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. BostonGlobe.com, "Biogen pays Pfizer $75 million for schizophrenia treatment," 13 Mar. 2018 Gaskill has struck a deal for deferred prosecution that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. Washington Post, "Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in ‘swatting’ case," 15 Sep. 2019 Gaskill has struck a deal for deferred prosecution that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. Cincinnati.com, "North College Hill gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in ‘swatting’ case," 15 Sep. 2019 Gaskill has struck a deal for deferred prosecution that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. Fox News, "Gamer sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in deadly 'swatting' case," 14 Sep. 2019 The third co-defendant -- the Wichita gamer -- has been placed on deferred prosecution, McAllister's office said. Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "An Ohio gamer is sent to prison over a 'swatting' call that killed a man," 14 Sep. 2019 Gaskill has struck a deal for deferred prosecution that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. Roxana Hegeman, Fortune, "Gamer Sentenced to 15 Months for ‘Swatting’ Prank That Led to a Fatal Shooting," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of deferred

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for deferred

from past participle of defer entry 1

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15 Nov 2019

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deferred

adjective
de·​ferred | \ di-ˈfərd\

Legal Definition of deferred

: withheld or delayed for or until a stated time a deferred payment deferred prosecution

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