To put off; defer; delay; continue; adjourn; as when a hearing is postponed. Also to place after; to set below something else; as when an earlier lien is for some reason postponed to a later lien. The word “postponement,” in speaking of legal proceedings, is nearly equivalent to “continuance;” except that the former word is generally preferred when describing an adjournment of the cause to another day during the same term, and the latter when the case goes over to another term. See State v. Underwood, 70 Mo. 630; State v. Nathaniel, 52 La. Ann. 558, 26 South. 1008.