Definition of moratorium noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

moratorium

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌmɔrəˈtɔriəm//
 
(pl. moratoriums or moratoria
NAmE//ˌmɔrəˈtɔriə//
 
)
moratorium (on something)
 
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a temporary stopping of an activity, especially by official agreement The convention called for a two-year moratorium on commercial whaling.
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