Deferment meaning

dĭ-fûr'mənt
The definition of a deferment is a postponement or delay of something to a later date.

When you get permission to stop paying student loans until you have graduated from college, this is an example of a deferment.

When you are drafted to serve in the army but are able to put it off until you've graduated from college, this is an example of a deferment.

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The act or an instance of delaying or putting off.
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Officially sanctioned postponement of compulsory military service.
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A deferring or being deferred; postponement.
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An act or instance of deferring or putting off.
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Officially sanctioned postponement of compulsory military service.
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Origin of deferment

defer +‎ -ment