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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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tax purposes was permitted until the income ceased to be deferrable.
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18,000,000 class B1 secured deferrable interest floating-rate notes 'BBB';
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70,000,000 Class C Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes Due 2014 'A';
65,000,000 class B secured deferrable floating rate notes, due 2042 'AA';