Turkish pronunciation môrıtôriım
, breathing spell
, grace period
Etymology [ "mor-&-'tOr-E-&m, "m&a ] (noun.) 1875. First attested 1875, from the Late Latin morātōrium, the neuter of morātōrius (“moratory, delaying”), from the Latin morior (“I delay”) from mora (“delay”). The word had been written in italics up until 1914. See also moratory.