There's a law that each financial institution must report the holdings to the government every month. Consequently, the period commences on December 1st and closes on December 31st (for the current month, that is).
On occasion (which apparently is frequently), some institutions screw up and don't deliver on time (it's only our money and federal law, right?) so we had to introduce a possibility extend the period and allow the buggers to submit the data a bit later.
What should such a period be called. Extra bonus if the term is technical and not commonly known.
Naturally, extended came up but it's not correct because technically speaking we can't extend jack. The law is the law. I need an adjective that corresponds to the dead-line being later than originally expected.
Another term would be respited but that creates an aura of not needing to do any work during the extra time.