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deferment

[dih-fur-muh nt] /dɪˈfɜr mənt/
noun
1.
the act of deferring or putting off; postponement.
2.
a temporary exemption from induction into military service.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; defer1 + -ment
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deferment

/dɪˈfɜːmənt/
noun
1.
the act of deferring or putting off until another time; postponement
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Word Origin and History for de ferment

deferment

n.

1610s, from defer (v.1) + -ment. As a word for "conditional exemption from a military draft" it dates to 1918, American English.

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