DEFER, verb transitive [Latin To bear.]
1. To delay; to put off; to postpone to a future time; as, to defer the execution of a design.
When thou vowest a vow, defer not to pay it. Ecclesiastes 5:4.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. Proverbs 13:1.
2. To refer; to leave to anothers judgment and determination.
[In this sense, refer is now used.]