Defer De*fer", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deferring}.] [OE. differren, F. diff['e]rer, fr. L. differre to delay, bear different ways; dis- + ferre to bear. See {Bear} to support, and cf. {Differ}, {Defer} to offer.] To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold. [1913 Webster]

Defer the spoil of the city until night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

God . . . will not long defer To vindicate the glory of his name. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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