Definition of statute of limitations in English:

statute of limitations

Syllabification: stat·ute of lim·i·ta·tions

noun

Law
  • A statute prescribing a period of limitation for the bringing of certain kinds of legal action.
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    • As far as I can see the American doctors aren't as brazen as their Australian cousins in calling for a statute of limitations on tort claims.
    • Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on intellectual property when something becomes entrenched in culture?
    • The defense held that even if there was proof of genocide, to charge the defendants now violated the statute of limitations.

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