- 1The action or fact of putting something off to a later time; postponement: deferment of the decisionMore example sentences
- Malmesbury maternity unit campaigners will continue to fight to save the unit following the deferment of a decision on its future.
- A quarter of committee members, led by Councillor Moira Lewis, called for further deferment of the plans.
- The maximum amount of deferment you can receive for unemployment or economic hardship is 3 years, and that's for the life of the loan.
- 1.1US • historical The postponement of a person’s conscription: he was granted five deferments from the draftMore example sentences
- As I said, my brother was in the army and I had no father, which meant I had a deferment because I was the support of my mother.
- But Williams got deferments when first drafted.
- This was not an uncommon scene in 1970, when medical deferments were a frequently used avenue for those reluctant to take part in the unpopular war in Vietnam.