limitation

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 limitation — • limitation, begränsning, inskränkning • inskränkning, reduktion, limitation …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 Limitation — Limitation, lat. dtsch, Begränzung, Beschränkung; limitativ, beschränkend; limitiren, begränzen, beschränken …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 limitation — Limitation, Modification, Restriction, Praescriptio, et Praescriptum, Budaeus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 limitation — [lim΄i tā′shən] n. [ME limitacioun < OFr limitacion < L limitatio] 1. a limiting or being limited 2. something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person s activity or accomplishment; qualification 3. Law a… …

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  • 14 limitation — Restriction or circumspection; settling an estate or property. A certain time allowed by a statute for bringing litigation (see statute of limitations, below). The provisions of state constitution are not a grant but a limitation of legislative… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 limitation — Restriction or circumspection; settling an estate or property. A certain time allowed by a statute for bringing litigation (see statute of limitations, below). The provisions of state constitution are not a grant but a limitation of legislative… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 limitation — noun 1 limiting of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ fundamental, important, major, serious, severe, significant, strict ▪ damage (esp. BrE) …

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  • 17 limitation — [[t]lɪ̱mɪte͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] limitations 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n The limitation of something is the act or process of controlling or reducing it. All the talk had been about the limitation of nuclear weapons. ...damage limitation. 2) N …

    English dictionary

  • 18 limitation — lim|i|ta|tion W3 [ˌlımıˈteıʃən] n 1.) [U] the act or process of controlling or reducing something limitation to ▪ Any limitation to the king s power could be permanent. ▪ a nuclear limitation treaty →damage limitation at ↑damage1 (3) 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 limitation */*/ — UK [ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms limitation : singular limitation plural limitations 1) a) [countable] a rule or situation that puts a limit on something limitation on: We plan to impose limitations on the use of cars in the city.… …

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  • 20 Limitation — Der Begriff Limitation (aus dem lateinischen limes „Grenze“) bezeichnet: allgemein eine Ein oder Begrenzung die Bestimmung der Grenzen einer antiken Siedlung, allgemeiner die antike Feldmesskunst, siehe Limitation (Vermessung) die Begrenzung des… …

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