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mor·a·to·ri·um

 (môr′ə-tôr′ē-əm, mŏr′-)
n. pl. mor·a·to·ri·ums or mor·a·to·ri·a (-tôr′ē-ə)
1. Law
a. A lawful suspension of the payment of certain debts during a period of financial or civil distress.
b. The period during which such a suspension occurs.
2. A suspension of an ongoing or planned activity: a moratorium on timber cutting.

[From Late Latin morātōrium, neuter of morātōrius, delaying, from Latin morātus, past participle of morārī, to delay, from mora, delay.]

mor′a·to′ry adj.

moratorium

(ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm)
n, pl -ria (-rɪə) or -riums
1. (Law) a legally authorized postponement of the fulfilment of an obligation
2. an agreed suspension of activity
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin morātōrius dilatory, from mora delay]
moratory adj

mor•a•to•ri•um

(ˌmɔr əˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌmɒr-)

n., pl. -to•ri•a (-ˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-)
-to•ri•ums.
1. a suspension of activity: a moratorium on nuclear testing.
2. a legally authorized period to delay payment of money due or the performance of some other legal obligation, as in an emergency.
3. an authorized period of delay or waiting.
[1870–75; < New Latin, Late Latin morātōrium, n. use of neuter of morātōrius dilatory]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moratorium - a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
delay, postponement, time lag, wait, hold - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
2.moratorium - suspension of an ongoing activity
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension

moratorium

noun postponement, stay, freeze, halt, suspension, respite, standstill a one-year moratorium on nuclear testing
Translations

moratorium

[ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm] N (moratoriums or moratoria (pl)) [ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪə]moratoria f

moratorium

[ˌmɒrəˈtɔːriəm] nmoratoire m
a moratorium on sth → un moratoire sur qch

moratorium

nStopp m; (Mil) → Stillhalteabkommen nt; (on treaty etc) → Moratorium nt; (Fin) → Zahlungsaufschub m; a moratorium on nuclear armamentein Atomwaffenstopp m; to declare a moratorium on somethingetw (vorläufig) mit einem Stopp belegen; → in der Frage einer Sache (gen)ein Moratorium beschließen; there’s been a moratorium on new transplant techniquesneue Transplantationstechniken wurden vorläufig gestoppt

moratorium

[ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm] nmoratoria
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