Definition of 'moratorium'
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The moratorium on whaling is not working and we should not get hung up about replacing it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The moratorium on commercial whaling is less and less effective each year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He called on the settlers to show restraint, but would not promise to extend the moratorium. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A moratorium should be declared on at least three ways of enlisting people. Christianity Today (2000)Friends now accepts it received your request for a transfer before it imposed its moratorium and therefore agrees to the request for a partial transfer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Latin American countries might well declare a moratorium on paying back all Western loans. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)This month lawmakers in France approved a bill banning shale gas drilling after a moratorium imposed in March because of safety fears. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When he announced this change of career to the family, his father agreed to a one-year moratorium on getting a proper job. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The US Government had imposed a moratorium on new drilling last year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: moratorium NOUN
A moratorium on a particular activity or process is the stopping of it for a fixed period of time, usually as a result of an official agreement.
They voted to impose a one-year moratorium on nuclear testing.
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