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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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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an extension and statewide expansion of fraud-fighting temporary provider enrollment moratoria efforts in six states, along with a new related demonstration project to allow for certain exceptions to the moratoria and heightened screening requirements for new providers.
CMS is continuing its efforts to tackle fraud, waste, abuse and protect benefits and services for those eligible for federal health care programs through expanding the existing temporary moratoria, said Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., deputy administrator for program integrity, CMS.
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and Canadian churches to repent for past actions around the issue of homosexuality and to declare moratoria on electing gays to the episcopate."
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