deferment deferment  /dɪ ˈfɜr mənt/


  • (n) act of putting off to a future time



  1. He surrendered his student deferment in 1961, voluntarily joined the Marines and, after a two-year stint, volunteered to become a Navy corpsman.
  2. Many of the technical men feel that they will be slackers if they allow their employers to ask for deferment.
  3. This kind of deferment is based entirely on the hardship that might be imposed on others.


  1. RBS Citizens Financial Group Announces New TruFit Student Loan Offering for Graduate Students

    RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. today announced an expansion of its TruFit Student Loan product, with competitive rates, enhanced borrowing caps and deferment terms tai
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. V Corps cases its colors in 'bittersweet' ceremony in Wiesbaden

    With no last-minute deferment to save it this time, the U.S. Army’s V Corps inactivated Wednesday after nearly 62 years of unbroken service in Europe and about a month after returning from its most recent deployment to Afghanistan.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes


  1. "I think a lot of veterans are going to be very angry at a president who can't account for his own service in the National Guard, and a vice president who got every deferment in the world," Kerry said Tuesday.
    on Apr 27, 2004 By: John Kerry Source: USA Today

  2. "Rush Limbaugh took it upon himself to attack the courage and character of those fighting and dying for him and for all of us. Rush Limbaugh got himself a deferment from serving when he was a young man. He never served in uniform. He never saw in...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: FOXNews

  3. "Peace and settling the humanitarian crisis in Darfur is the number one priority now," Kikwete told reporters, standing alongside Beshir. "It is on this basis that the AU supports the deferment of the indictment ...... The AU is pursuing the...
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Jakaya Kikwete Source: AFP

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