abeyance, armistice, arrest, bar, block, break, cessation, check, clog, deadlock, delay, disconnection, discontinuance, disjunction, dissolution, disunion, gap, halt, hiatus, hindrance, impediment, intercapedo, interception, interference, interim, interlude, intermissio, intermission, interstice, intervallum, intrusion, lull, obstacle, obstruction, pause, recess, respite, severance, standstill, stop, stoppage, sunderance, suspension, truce
associated concepts: business interruption insurance, interruption of adverse possession, interruption of service
abeyance, adjournment, cessation (interlude), check (bar), cloture, damper (stopper), deferment, delay, disassociation, discontinuance (act of discontinuing), disturbance, frustration, halt, hiatus, hindrance, impediment, interval, intervention (interference), intrusion, lapse (break), layoff, lull, molestation, obstruction, pause, pendency, recess, remission, respite (interval of rest), split, stay, violation
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
a break in the continuity of enjoyment of a right; under the Prescription Act 1832 the break must last for 12 months or more to amount to an interruption. Where a dominant owner protests an interruption, the period of the break runs from the date(s) of the protest.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.