Definition of 'deferment'
Example sentences containing 'deferment'
Struggling parents are giving public schools a share of the family home in return for a deferment in paying fees.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
On the outbreak of war he attempted to get deferment on the grounds that he was writing a great novel.Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There is also a 90-day deferment period to prevent people joining if they already know they have cancer.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Definition of deferment from the Collins English Dictionary
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