Definition of Postpone

1. Verb. Hold back to a later time. "Let's postpone the exam"




Definition of Postpone

1. v. t. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as, to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely.

Definition of Postpone

1. Verb. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc. ¹

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Definition of Postpone

1. to put off to a future time [v -PONED, -PONING, -PONES]

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Literary usage of Postpone

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1. Robert's Rules of Order Revised for Deliberative Assemblies by Henry Martyn Robert (1915)
"To postpone to a Certain Time or Definitely* takes precedence of the motions to commit, to amend, and to postpone indefinitely, and yields to all privileged ..."

2. Parliamentary Practice: An Introduction to Parliamentary Law by Henry Martyn Robert (1921)
"Motions to Defer Action: postpone to a Certain Time. Lay on the Table. Motions affecting the Limits of Debate: Limit or Extend Limits of Debate. ..."

3. Lex Parliamentaria Americana: Elements of the Law and Practice of by Luther Stearns Cushing (1874)
"... moved with this view, the time fixed is a day beyond the usual and probable duration of the session. A motion to postpone to a day beyond the session, ..."

4. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun, Richard Kenner Crallé (1888)
"REMARKS On the Motion of Mr. King of Georgia, to postpone the Bill, " imposing additional duties, as depositories in certain cases, on public officers," ..."

5. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun, Richard Kenner Crallé (1874)
"REMAKES On the Motion of Mr. King of Georgia, to postpone the Bill, "imposing additional duties, as depositories in certain cases, on public officers," made ..."

6. Key and Elphinstone's Compendium of Precedents in Conveyancing by Thomas Key, Howard Warburton Elphinstone (1899)
"AND WHAS the sd B. has at the reqt of the sd A. agrd to postpone his afsd secy nesseth. tatum, as in Precedent I., Covt by A. for paymt, p. ..."

7. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"... of Ohio, to postpone indefinitely the Bill making an appropriation for the transportation of the United States Mails by Railroad across the Isthmus of ..."

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