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1 defer

(dĕ-fer′) [Fr. différer, to differ, fr L. diferre, carry in different directions, differ]
To delay or postpone a decision or action.

2 defer

(dĕ-fer′) [Fr. déférer, fr L. deferre, to carry down, report, accuse]
To yield respectfully to the opinions or desires of others.
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Finally, the company will redeem on 30 June 2012 the floating-rate junior subordinated deferrable interest debentures issued on 22 July 2004 by GB&T Bancshares Inc.