Definitions of limitation

  1. the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (in law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought; "statute of limitations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the quality of being limited or restricted; "it is a good plan but it has serious limitations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought; "statute of limitations" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A limited time within or during which something is to be done. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A settling of an estate or property by specific rules. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. That which bounds, binds, or holds back; restriction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The act of limiting, bounding, or restraining: the state of being limited, bounded, or restrained: restriction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The act of limiting; restriction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of limiting; state of being limited; restriction; that which limits, restricts or qualifies; the period limited by statute, within which an action can be raised. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The act of bounding; restriction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Restriction or circum- spection; settling an estate or property; a certain time allowed by a statute for litigation. In estates. A limitation, whether made by the express words of the party or existing in intendment of law, circumscribes the continuance of time for which the property is to be enjoyed, and by positive and certain terms, or by reference to some event which possibly may happen, marks the period at which the time of enjoyment shall end. I'rest. Estates, 25. And see Brattle Square Church v. Grant, 3 Gray (Mass.) 147, G3 Am. Dec. 725; Smith v. Smith, 23 Wis. 181, 00 Am. Dec. 153; Iloselton v. Hoselton, 1GG Mo. 1S2, 05 S. W. 1005; Stearns v. Godfrey, 1G Me. 100. thelawdictionary.org
  20. Limiting; limited condition, disability or inability, (has his ll., is not talented in all directions); limiting rule or circumstance; legally specified period beyond which action cannot be brought, estate or law is not to continue, &c. (statute of ll., any that fixes such period). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. Act of bounding or circumscribing;— condition of being limited, restricted, or circumscribed; restriction; restraint;— confinement of sense, meaning, or import, to words or expressions; implied condition or quality. Cabinet Dictionary

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