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    military deferment?

    hi,
    2 questions:
    1) military service is compulsory for males over 18 here. but if the person is a student at university, he can delay this duty after his graduation. what is this called? I found smth like 'military deferment' but I guess it's about some kind of loans..
    2)if the person has some certain medical problems, he doesn't have to do his military service, what is this called?

    thanks in advance...

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    Re: military deferment?

    can it be "to be granted free from military service" (for qustion 2) ?

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    Re: military deferment?

    Could you tell us which country? There may be different terms for British, American, Canadian and Australian forces.

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    Re: military deferment?

    Try "suspension". AM NOT SURE!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: military deferment?

    Anglika, it's turkey. I found smth for question 1: postpone the induction of ...
    is it correct? (context: a uni. st wants to mention in his CV that he has no military obligations for at least 2 years... how can we say it?)

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    Re: military deferment?

    "Postpone" is fine.
    For (2) the person would be exempted from military duty.

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    Re: military deferment?

    In America, we call any excused mandatory military service a "military deferrment." There are different types of deferrments (medical, hardship, educational, etc.), but they are all called deferments.

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    Re: military deferment?

    thanks a lot

    p.s. just wondered, does 'granted free from military service' have any meaning at all?

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    Re: military deferment?

    No -> "granted freedom from military service".

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