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Definition: suspension of activity for an agreed amount of time

Synonyms: suspension, freeze, halt, pause, stop, standstill

Antonyms: beginning, commencement, continuation

Tips: Moratorium is an official term used to describe a suspension of activity. Often, a moratorium (suspension of activity) is called to investigate or assess a situation.

Usage Examples:

Many states have imposed a death penalty moratorium in order to review DNA evidence to ascertain the guilt of those convicted. (suspension of action)

The CFO issued a spending moratorium until the company received a second round of funding. (freeze, halt)

In 1996, France was the first Western country to break the nuclear testing moratorium. (suspension, freeze)

It's been four years now since Jack self-imposed a moratorium on flying, and he still refuses to step foot in a plane. (stop, halt)

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