from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Deferment.
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- n. An act of deferring, a deferment.
- n. An accrual.
- n. A prepayment.
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- n. act of putting off to a future time
- n. a state of abeyance or suspended business
defer + -al, with ‘r’ doubled to clarify pronunciation. (Wiktionary)