Postponement vs Deferment - What's the difference?

postponement | deferment |


As nouns the difference between postponement and deferment

is that postponement is a delay, as a formal delay in a proceeding while deferment is an act or instance of deferring or putting off.

postponement

English

Noun

(postponements)
  • A delay, as a formal delay in a proceeding.
  • :The lawyer asked for a postponement in the trial so he could spend more time preparing before it began.
  • deferment

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act or instance of deferring or putting off.
  • Officially sanctioned postponement of compulsory military service.
  • Synonyms

    * deferral

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