limitation

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noun lim·i·ta·tion \ˌli-mə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of limitation

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of limiting

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being limited

  3. 3 :  something that limits :  restraint

  4. 4 :  a certain period limited by statute after which actions, suits, or prosecutions cannot be brought in the courts

limitational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of limitation in a sentence

  1. a law aimed at the limitation of federal power

  2. They have placed a limitation on the amount of time we have available.

14th Century

First Known Use of limitation

14th century


LIMITATION Defined for English Language Learners

limitation

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noun lim·i·ta·tion \ˌli-mə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of limitation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of controlling the size or extent of something : the act of limiting something

  • : something that controls how much of something is possible or allowed

  • : something (such as a lack of ability or strength) that controls what a person is able to do


LIMITATION Defined for Kids

limitation

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noun lim·i·ta·tion \ˌli-mə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of limitation for Students

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of controlling the size or extent of something

  2. 2 :  something that controls size or extent


Law Dictionary

limitation

noun lim·i·ta·tion

Legal Definition of limitation

  1. 1a :  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 especially in regard to duration or heirs — see also word of limitation

  2. 2 :  a certain period limited by statute after which actions or prosecutions cannot be brought in the courts — see also statute of limitations



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