term limit

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of term limit

: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.

Word by Word Definitions

term play
  1. : a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject

  2. : expression of a specified kind

  3. : a limited or definite extent of time

  1. : to apply a term to : call, name

limit play
  1. : something that bounds, restrains, or confines

  2. : the utmost extent

  3. : a geographic or political boundary

  1. : to assign certain limits to : prescribe

  2. : to restrict the bounds or limits of

  3. : to curtail or reduce in quantity or extent


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