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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Defer  the  spoil  of  the  city  until  night.  --Shak. 
 
  God  .  .  .  will  not  long  defer  To  vindicate  the  glory  of 
  his  name  --Milton. 




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