moratory

moratory

[mawr-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, mor-]
adjective
authorizing delay of payment: a moratory law.

Origin:
1890–95; < Late Latin morātōrius dilatory, equivalent to morā() to delay; see mora + -tōrius -tory1

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moratorium (ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm)
 
n , pl -ria, -riums
1.  a legally authorized postponement of the fulfilment of an obligation
2.  an agreed suspension of activity
 
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin morātōrius dilatory, from mora delay]
 
moratory
 
adj

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