moratorium: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (môr"u-tôr'ē-um, -tōr'-, mor"-), [key]
— pl. -to•ri•a -to•ri•ums.
- a suspension of activity: a moratorium on the testing of nuclear weapons.
- a legally authorized period to delay payment of money due or the performance of some other legal obligation, as in an emergency.
- an authorized period of delay or waiting.
- moratorium (Thesaurus)