Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    In delay; in default.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In default; literally, in delay. In the civll law, a borrower who omits or refuses to return the thing loaned at the proper time is said to be in mora. Story, Bailm. ยงยง 254, 259. In Scotch law. A creditor who has begun without completing diligence necessary for attaching the property of his debtor is said to be in mora. Bell.