DEFER, v.t. L. 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. Eccles. 5.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. Prov. 13.
2. To refer; to leave to anothers judgment and determination.
In this sense, refer is now used.