American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Authorizing delay in payment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to moratorium; delaying: as, a moratory bill.
- n. One who postpones the maturity of notes, bills of exchange, and the like.
- adj. law, finance Pertaining to delay of payment or fulfilment of an obligation, as in "moratory interest".
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to delay; esp., designating a law passed, as in a time of financial panic, to postpone or delay for a period the time at which notes, bills of exchange, and other obligations, shall mature or become due.
- French moratoire, from Late Latin morātōrius, delaying, from Latin morātus, past participle of morārī, to delay, from mora, delay. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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