Deferral of Budget Authority Law and Legal Definition

"Deferral of budget authority includes--

(A) withholding or delaying the obligation or expenditure of budget authority (whether by establishing reserves or otherwise) provided for projects or activities; or

(B) any other type of Executive action or inaction which effectively precludes the obligation or expenditures of budget authority, including authority to obligate by contract in advance of appropriations as specifically authorized by law.” (2 USCS § 682)