Definitions of "moratorium"
  1. A legally sanctioned delay or suspension of an obligation, such as repaying a debt
  2. An established interval of time, imposed by an authority, during which particular activities must be halted
  3. A temporary pause or stop in a process or activity, authorized by a specific body
How to use "moratorium" in a sentence
  1. During the financial crisis, the government announced a moratorium on mortgage repayments to help struggling households.
  2. Under pressure from environmental activists, the city council placed a moratorium on new construction in endangered habitats.
  3. Because of safety concerns, the university instituted a moratorium on all scientific experiments in the biology lab.

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