Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. delay; hindrance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hindrance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lingering; stay; delay; loitering.

Etymologies

delay +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Morgan Hook, a spokesman for Paterson, said the administration's position has been consistent since the "delayment" was announced: schools would be made whole if the funds became available.

    Court Battle Delayed, at NYSUT's Request

  • At an Americorps kick-off event that was not a political fund-raiser, the governor offered a worst-case assessment of what might happen if no action is taken to address a $3 billion midyear budget imbalance: “furloughs, layoffs, borrowing, downgraded credit ratings, delayment of payments to schools, delayment of payments to local governments, delayed payments to service providers, delayed payments to the workforce.”

    Paterson Teeters, and Cuomo Shoves

  • My Thanksgiving entry sure has been delayed a full three months, a far cry from the initial non-delayment plans.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • And the Friday after that week following, he appeared to him again all angry, and blamed him grievously of his delayment and negligence.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

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