from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Deferment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of deferring, a deferment.
  • n. An accrual.
  • n. A prepayment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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