- postponed or delayed.
- suspended or withheld for or until a certain time or event: a deferred payment; deferred taxes.
- classified as temporarily exempt from induction into military service.
Origin of deferred
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- withheld over a certain period; postponeda deferred payment
- (of shares) ranking behind other types of shares for dividend
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"delayed," 1660s, past participle adjective from defer (v.1).
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