Definition of limitation in English:

limitation

Line breaks: limi|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /lɪmɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • 2 (also limitation period) Law A legally specified period beyond which an action may be defeated or a property right does not continue. See also statute of limitations.
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    • This is by way of exception, for unless the court does make a direction the primary limitation period will continue to apply.
    • There has been some doubt expressed in the past as to the existence of a limitation period for the tort of fraud or deceit.
    • That case held that the motions judge made no error in concluding that the limitation period had run, given that the material facts were not in dispute.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin limitatio(n-), from the verb limitare (see limit).

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