deferral deferral  /dɪ ˈfɜ rəl/


  1. (n) a state of abeyance or suspended business
  2. (n) act of putting off to a future time



  1. It can also be a tax break--a credit, exemption, deferral or deduction, or a tax rate lower than the one others pay.
  2. The President's deferral of responsibility for the CIA investigation is more serious than his health-care meanderings.
  3. Overall, firms estimate that these deferral arrangements could save them $25,000 to $85,000 per employee.


  1. S.F. halts fee deferral on construction

    S.F. halts fee deferral on construction In another nod to San Francisco's increasingly upbeat economy, the Planning Commission called Thursday for an end to a 3-year-old fee deferral program designed to prop up the then-struggling local construction industry. The program "sought to provide an economic stimulus for new construction projects" by allowing developers to delay a variety of payments ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Judge changes former DHS worker's sex-crime conviction to deferred sentence

    A prosecutor says a sentencing deferral is not allowed on a guilty plea for a sex offense.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  3. Student debt crushing couple

    Dear Liz: Our son is a schoolteacher and he does as many extra-duty things as he is able to do to maximize his income. He is still paying on his student loan debt from earning his master's degree. He has had to put it on deferral a few times.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MSN


  1. "We have continued to work with Ned and the Dodgers to do away with the artificial barriers and attempt (to) get a deal completed," Boras said. "There is no issue with deferral money being part of any contract; just want to make sure the...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Scott Boras Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We should do the first thing first. On this basis, the AU supports deferral of the indictment," said Kikwete, who currently chairs the regional bloc.
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Jakaya Kikwete Source: Reuters

  3. "Zimbabwe Cricket was aware of the New Zealand government's opposition to the proposed tour and asked for the deferral. They believed by 2010 the current political powersharing arrangements will have had a positive impact on their country," New...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Justin Vaughan Source: Hindu

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