Monday, November 11, 2013

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moratorium

[mawr-uh-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr-, mor-] 


noun, plural mor·a·to·ri·a [mawr-uh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-, mor-], mor·a·to·ri·ums. 

1. a suspension of activity: a moratorium on the testing of nuclear weapons.
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. 


Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin, Late Latin morātōrium, noun use of neuter of morātōrius moratory

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