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defer to (someone or something)

To submit or yield to someone or something. I really need to defer to your mother on this one—she's in charge of all the Thanksgiving plans.
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defer to someone or something (on something)

to yield to someone or something on some question or point. I will defer to Mary on that question. She would not defer to the committee on anything.
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100 million subordinated deferrable interest auction and floating-rate notes 'AA'.
5,300,000 class C mezzanine deferrable interest floating-rate notes 'BB'.
14,080,000 class G deferrable floating rate notes at 'BBB';
7,200,000 class H deferrable floating rate notes at 'BBB-';
10,000,000 class B4 mezzanine deferrable interest fixed rate notes at 'BB'.
5,000,000 class G secured deferrable floating rate notes, due 2042 'BB+'.
62,240,000 class L deferrable fixed rate notes 'BB+';
35,230,000 class M deferrable fixed rate notes 'BB';
30,500,000 class D-2 mezzanine floating-rate deferrable interest notes 'BBB-';
15,000,000 class D-3 mezzanine floating-rate deferrable interest notes 'BBB-';
11,625,000 Class F mezzanine floating-rate deferrable notes affirmed at 'BBB+';
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:FSR) announced today that it has raised an additional $100 million through two private sales of Junior Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures ("Deferrable Interest Debentures").
80,000,000 class B-1 deferrable floating rate subordinate notes, due 2043 'A-';
53,000,000 class A-2LB deferrable fourth priority floating Rate notes 'AA';
9,000,000 class A-3 floating rate deferrable interest notes due 2047 'A';