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Noun: moratorium (moratoriums,moratoria)  ,mor-u'tor-ee-um [N. Amer], ,mó-ru'to-ree-um [Brit]
  1. A legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
  2. Suspension of an ongoing activity

Derived forms: moratoria, moratoriums

Type of: abeyance, delay, hold, postponement, suspension, time lag, wait

Encyclopedia: Moratorium