|n.||1.||A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, - much played by Italians of the lower classes.|
|1.||(Bot.) A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture.|
|1.||(Rom. & Civil Law) Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.|
MORA, In civil law. This term, in mora, is used to denote that a party to a contract, who is obliged to do anything, has neglected to perform it, and is in default. Story on Bailm. Sec. 123, 259; Jones on Bailm. 70; Poth. Pret a Usage, c. 2, Sec. 2, art. 2, n. 60; Encyclopedie, mot Demeure; Broderode, mot Mora.