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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Defer

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.]