moratory

[mawr-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, mor-]

adjective

authorizing delay of payment: a moratory law.

Nearby words

  1. morandi, giorgio,
  2. morar,
  3. morass,
  4. moratoria,
  5. moratorium,
  6. moratuwa,
  7. morava,
  8. moravia,
  9. moravia, alberto,
  10. moravian

Origin of moratory

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

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