Definition of Postponement

1. Noun. Time during which some action is awaited. "He ordered a hold in the action"

Exact synonyms: Delay, Hold, Time Lag, Wait
Generic synonyms: Break, Intermission, Interruption, Pause, Suspension
Specialized synonyms: Extension, Moratorium, Retardation
Derivative terms: Delay, Delay, Hold, Hold, Wait



2. Noun. Act of putting off to a future time.
Exact synonyms: Deferment, Deferral
Generic synonyms: Delay, Holdup
Specialized synonyms: Adjournment
Derivative terms: Defer, Defer, Postpone

Definition of Postponement

1. n. The act of postponing; a deferring, or putting off, to a future time; a temporary delay.

Definition of Postponement

1. Noun. A delay, as a formal delay in a proceeding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Postponement

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Literary usage of Postponement

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1. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1863)
"He would add, as a further reason for -far г of time and temper to settle the question ''the postponement, that it would comport, as he while it is free ..."

2. Lex Parliamentaria Americana: Elements of the Law and Practice of by Luther Stearns Cushing (1874)
"If the postponement has taken place, on the motion of those who are opposed to the measure, and the day assigned is beyond the session, the postponement is ..."

3. Lex Parliamentaria Americana: Elements of the Law and Practice of by Luther Stearns Cushing (1866)
"If the postponement has taken place, on the motion of those who are opposed to the measure, and the day assigned is beyond the session, the postponement is ..."

4. The Penal Code of California by California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch (1872)
"Affid of in application for postponement, determined in the following cases: V that ... Am. Cr. its, sufficiency onsidered and en it is agreed postponement' ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"The motive for postponement of payment of the legacy has accordingly been the ... could LRÂ.19150. some of which the postponement has been held to be upon ..."

6. The Declaration of Independence: Its History by John Hampden Hazelton (1906)
"This postponement was made upon the motion of Edward Rutledge. Its purpose, Gerry writes', to James Warren, June i ith, was "to give the Assemblies of the ..."

7. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"3) entitled "An act authorizing a further postponement of payment upon duty bonds;" which last mentioned bill (No. 3) he was directed to report to the House ..."

8. A Brief for the Trial of Civil Issues Before a Jury by Austin Abbott, William Charles Wermuth (1922)
"postponement by agreement or consent. A cause may be postponed by agreement of the parties, acting for themselves or through counsel, and with the consent ..."

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