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Thursday, April 14, 2011

moratory

\MAWR-uh-tawr-ee\ , adjective;
1.
Authorizing delay of payment.
Quotes:
Notwithstanding these admonitions, appellant persisted in his moratory ways.
-- Employment practices decisions, Volume 60
Moratory measures were adopted to protect the banks.
-- Achille Viallate, Economic imperialism and international relations during the last fifty years
Origin:
Moratory is based on the Late Latin mora, "delay."
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