deferment - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable]  /dɪˈfɜː(r)mənt/
singulardeferment
pluraldeferments
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    the action or fact of putting something off to a later time; postponement

    deferment of the decision

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 12/09/2016
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    the postponement of a person's conscription.

    He was granted five deferments from the draft.

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 12/09/2016