noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of limiting 2. the quality or state of being limited 3. something that limits ; restraint 4. a certain period limited by statute after which actions, suits, or prosecutions cannot be brought in the courts • limitational adjective

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  • limitation — [ limitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1322; lat. limitatio ♦ Action de limiter, de fixer des limites; son résultat. ⇒ restriction. Limitation d un pouvoir. Limitation des importations. ⇒ contingentement; protectionnisme. Limitation des armements. Limitation des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • limitation — lim·i·ta·tion n 1 a: restriction a limitation on the rights of ownership b: a statement or stipulation in a deed or will placing limits on the disposition of an estate or interest esp. in regard to duration or heirs see also word …   Law dictionary

  • Limitation — Lim i*ta tion ( t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. limitatio: cf. F. limitation. See {Limit}, v. t.] 1. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council. [1913 Webster] They had no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limitation — lim‧i‧ta‧tion [ˌlɪmˈteɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] when only a certain amount, number etc of something is allowed: • The new law imposes limitations on campaign contributions. * * * limitation UK US /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► [C,… …   Financial and business terms

  • limitation — Limitation. s. f. Fixation, restriction, determination. On luy a donné un pouvoir sans limitation. il peut rentrer dans son heritage sans aucune limitation de temps …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • limitation — • limitation, begränsning, inskränkning • inskränkning, reduktion, limitation …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • limitation — ► NOUN 1) a restriction. 2) a defect or failing. 3) (also limitation period) Law a legally specified period beyond which an action may be defeated or a property right is not to continue …   English terms dictionary

  • Limitation — (lat.), Begrenzung, Beschränkung; limitatīv, beschränkend; limitieren, begrenzen, beschränken; genau festsetzen. Limite (frz., spr. mít), Limĭto (ital.), Limĭtum (lat.), im Börsenverkehr der bei Kaufs oder Verkaufsaufträgen dem Kommissionär… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Limitation — Limitation, lat. dtsch, Begränzung, Beschränkung; limitativ, beschränkend; limitiren, begränzen, beschränken …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • limitation — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. limitacion and directly from L. limitationem (nom. limitatio), noun of action from pp. stem of limitare (see LIMIT (Cf. limit)). Phrase statute of limitations attested by 1768 …   Etymology dictionary

  • limitation — [n] restraint, disadvantage bar, block, check, circumspection, condition, constraint, control, cramp, curb, definition, drawback, impediment, inhibition, injunction, modification, obstruction, qualification, reservation, restriction, snag, stint …   New thesaurus

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