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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.
Class D mezzanine deferrable floating rate notes due 2016, rated 'CCsf', Withdrawn;
200 million junior subordinated deferrable interest floating rate notes, series B 'A'
13,500,000 class B2 secured deferrable interest floating-rate notes 'BBB-';
4,800,000 class E deferrable floating rate notes at 'A-';
11,250,000 class B2 mezzanine deferrable interest floating rate notes at 'BBB';
500,000 class C-2 deferrable fourth priority mezzanine secured fixed/floating rate notes, due 2038 'A-';
40,000,000 Class E Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes Due 2014 'BB'.
5,000,000 class C-2 secured deferrable fixed/floating rate notes, due 2042 'A';
63,000,000 class C floating-rate deferrable asset backed notes, due 2019 'A';
32,005,000 class F deferrable floating rate notes 'A';