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deferment

[ dih-fur-muhnt ]
/ dɪˈfɜr mənt /
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noun
the act of deferring or putting off; postponement.
a temporary exemption from induction into military service.
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Origin of deferment

First recorded in 1605–15; defer1 + -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for deferment

deferment

deferral (dɪˈfɜːrəl)

/ (dɪˈfɜːmənt) /

noun
the act of deferring or putting off until another time; postponement
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