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waiting period

noun
1.
a specified delay, required by law, between officially stating an intention and acting on it, as between securing a marriage license and getting married.
2.
Insurance. the required delay between the date of inception of a claim and the date on which the indemnity becomes payable, as in workmen's compensation insurance or unemployment insurance.
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  • However, he encouraged them in every effort they made to divert themselves and to occupy their minds during the waiting period.

  • This regulation was modified later owing to the waiting period being unexpectedly prolonged.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
  • However, there didn't seem to be any waiting period at all—at least not over thirty seconds at the most.

  • In the case of accidents at work, there is no waiting period.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Finally, President Wilson used the waiting period for the education of American public opinion.

    Germany, The Next Republic? Carl W. Ackerman

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