For example, engineering seems the ultimate realm where non-specialists, whatever their opinion, must defer to white-coated experts.
The latter case would effectively defer an ongoing debate in the territory over introducing greater democracy in the election system in 2007.
But I'm sure there are many people like me who would defer to scientific facts that are duly recorded and widely acknowledged.
I always defer to Luca when it comes to horses - he is the expert and I would be foolish not to.
I defer to Chris Brooke's knowledge of Augustine, but I suspect that St A's response to authoritarian measures would have been, shall be say, stoical.
Last Thursday, a number of issues arose and after nearly three hours of debate, it was decided to defer the budget meeting.
And since she realizes that outside editors often have a better sense of future readers' reaction than the author does, she'll often defer to your editorial judgment.
They tend to be well informed and access data efficiently, they are mindful of special interests, distrustful of governments and disinclined to defer to the opinion of experts who they do not hold in any special awe.
The Government decision to defer the programme is to be hailed.
Because the U.S. Constitution vests state lawmakers with such wide-ranging powers in these areas, on the classic view, courts must defer to state legislatures.