Moratory Mor"a*to*ry, a. [L. moratorius delaying, fr. morari to delay.] 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • moratory — mor·a·to·ry / mȯr ə ˌtȯr ē/ adj [French moratoire, from Late Latin moratorius]: of, relating to, or resulting from delay in the payment or performance of an obligation moratory interest Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • moratory — [môr′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL moratorius: see MORATORIUM] delaying or postponing; esp., designating or of a law authorizing a moratorium …   English World dictionary

  • moratory — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌtōrē, tȯr , ri adjective Etymology: French moratoire, from Late Latin moratorius dilatory, retarding, from Latin moratus (past participle of morari to delay, remain, from mora delay) + orius ory more at memory : of, relating to, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • moratory — /mawr euh tawr ee, tohr ee, mor /, adj. authorizing delay of payment: a moratory law. [1890 95; < LL moratorius dilatory, equiv. to mora(ri) to delay; see MORA + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • moratory — adjective Pertaining to delay of payment or fulfilment of an obligation, as in moratory interest …   Wiktionary

  • moratory — /ˈmɒrətəri/ (say moruhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree) adjective authorising delay of payment: a moratory law. {Late Latin morātōrius delaying, from Latin morārī delay} …  

  • moratory damages — see damage 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • moratory — mor·a·to·ry || mÉ”rÉ™tÉ™rɪ / mÉ’ adj. of or pertaining to moratorium; pertaining to a suspension or delay; pertaining to a delay of payment of debts; pertaining to a cessation of dangerous activity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moratory — mor·a·tory …   English syllables

  • moratory interest — Interest allowed in an action for breach of contract or tort for the unlawful detention of money found to be due. 22 Am J2d Damg § 179 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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