moratorium

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See also: Moratorium and moratórium

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin from Late Latin morātōrium, noun use of the neuter of morātōrius (moratory, delaying), from Latin moror (I delay), from mora (delay), from Proto-Indo-European *mere (to delay, hinder). See also moratory.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɒ.ɹəˈtɔː.ɹɪəm/, /ˌmɔː.ɹəˈtɔː.ɹɪəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɔ.ɹəˈtɔ.ɹi.əm/
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Noun[edit]

moratorium (plural moratoriums or moratoria)

  1. (law) An authorization to a debtor, permitting temporary suspension of payments. [from 19th c.]
  2. A suspension of an ongoing activity. [from 20th c.]
    Canada may put a moratorium on cloning for research.
    • 1990, Falk, Gerhard, Murder, an Analysis of its Forms, Conditions, and Causes, McFarland:
      It so happened that at that time the moratorium on the death penalty caused by the Supreme Court decision in the Furman case was still in effect.

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Noun[edit]

moratorium n (singular definite moratoriet, plural indefinite moratorier)

  1. moratorium

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (suspension of payments): henstand
  • (suspension of an ongoing activity): stop

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

moratorium n

  1. moratorium

Declension[edit]

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

moratorium n

  1. moratorium

Declension[edit]

Declension of moratorium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative moratorium moratoriet moratorier moratorierna
Genitive moratoriums moratoriets moratoriers moratoriernas

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