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Meaning of MORATORIUM

Pronunciation:  `moru'towreeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  suspension of an ongoing activity
  2. [n]  a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
 

MORATORIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: abeyance, delay, hold, postponement, suspension, time lag, wait

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mor`a*to"ri*um\, n. [NL. See {Moratory}.] (Law)
A period during which an obligor has a legal right to delay
meeting an obligation, esp. such a period granted, as to a
bank, by a moratory law.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: afterthought, bind, block, blockage, bureaucratic delay, cancellation, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, detention, double take, dragging, freeze, grace period, halt, hang-up, hiatus, hindrance, holdup, interim, jam, lag, lagging, logjam, obliteration, obstruction, paperasserie, pause, postponement, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, reprieve, respite, retardance, retardation, slowdown, slowness, slow-up, stay, stay of execution, stop, stoppage, suspense, suspension, tie-up, time lag, wait, write-off
 

 

 

 

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