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statute-barred Line breaks: statute-barred

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of statute-barred in English:


English Law
(Especially of a debt claim) no longer legally enforceable owing to a prescribed period of limitation having lapsed.
Example sentences
  • The defendant's counsel intends to bring a Rule 21 motion for a determination that the plaintiff's claim is statute-barred.
  • Mr. Nathan submitted that the claims were now statute-barred.
  • This Statement of Case is served without prejudice to the First Defendant's primary contention that the majority of these claims are statute-barred on the following grounds.
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