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deferment


noun

  1. the act of deferring or putting off; postponement.
  2. a temporary exemption from induction into military service.

noun

  1. the act of deferring or putting off until another time; postponement
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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