term limit

noun

: a specified number of terms that a person in office is allowed to serve
He is in favor of term limits for members of Congress.

Examples of term limit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state legislature is currently controlled by Republicans and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has reached his term limit — leaving an open seat. Ximena Bustillo, NPR, 4 Mar. 2024 Last year, Forest & Bird established a term limit of sorts for the fan-favorite kākāpō, a fat, flightless parrot that had won the title many times. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 During the discussion on the term limit proposal, Fuller said limits only work if there are enough people interested in running for office. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 10 July 2023 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will finish his second term at the end of this year, exhausting his term limit for the position. Kennedy Sessions, Chron, 7 Apr. 2023 The agreement includes a royal clause that extends its term limit for years to come. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 30 Mar. 2023 In District 10, where affordability housing projects have been a hot topic, four candidates seek to replace council member Adam McGough, who has reached the eight-year term limit. María Ramos Pacheco, Dallas News, 28 Mar. 2023 Goodyear has six City Council members who each serve four-year terms with a three-term limit. Alexandra Hardle, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2023

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“Term limit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/term%20limit. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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