postpone

postpone
post·pone vt post·poned, post·pon·ing
1: to put off to a later time
2: to place later in precedence, preference, or importance; specif: to subordinate (a lien) to a later lien
post·pon·able adj
post·pone·ment n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

postpone
I verb adjourn, arrest temporarily, defer, delay, differre, extend, gain more time, hold off, keep for future action, lay aside, pigeonhole, proferre, prorogate, prorogue, push aside, put aside, put off, reprieve, set aside, shelve, stall, stave off, stay, suspend, table associated concepts: postpone a case II index adjourn, continue (adjourn), defer (put off), delay, discontinue (break continuity), hold up (delay), impede, procrastinate, recess, stall, suspend

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • postpone — post‧pone [pəæʊstˈpəʊn ǁ poʊsˈpoʊn] verb [transitive] to change the date or time of a planned event to a later one: • The meeting has been postponed until next Tuesday. * * * postpone UK US /pəʊstˈpəʊn/ verb [T] ► to decide that an event should… …   Financial and business terms

  • Postpone — Post*pone , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Postponed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Postponing}.] [L. postponere, postpositum; post after + ponere to place, put. See {Post }, and {Position}.] 1. To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postpone — c.1500, from L. postponere put after, neglect, postpone, from post after + ponere put, place (see POSITION (Cf. position)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • postpone — *defer, suspend, stay, intermit Analogous words: *delay, retard, slow, slacken …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • postpone — [v] put off till later time adjourn, cool it*, defer, delay, give a rain check*, hang fire*, hold off, hold over, hold up, lay over, pigeonhole*, prorogue, put back, put on back burner*, put on hold, shelve, suspend, table; concept 130 Ant. carry …   New thesaurus

  • postpone — ► VERB ▪ arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled. DERIVATIVES postponement noun. ORIGIN Latin postponere, from post after + ponere to place …   English terms dictionary

  • postpone — [pōst pōn′] vt. postponed, postponing [L postponere < post , POST + ponere, to put: see POSITION] 1. to put off until later; defer; delay 2. to put at or near the end of the sentence [the German verb is postponed] 3. Rare to subordinate …   English World dictionary

  • postpone — 01. We ve had to [postpone] the picnic because a number of people are busy that day. 02. The search for the plane that crashed in the mountains has been [postponed] due to bad weather. 03. I m afraid that if we decide to [postpone] our wedding,… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • postpone — verb sorry, we ll have to postpone the relay race Syn: put off/back, delay, defer, reschedule, adjourn, shelve, put over, take a rain check on; informal put on ice, put on the back burner; rare remit Ant: bring forward •• postpone, adjourn, defer …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • postpone — verb ADVERB ▪ indefinitely ▪ The event has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest. ▪ merely, only ▪ The inevitable conflict was merely postponed till the next meeting …   Collocations dictionary

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