Definition of Limitation

1. Noun. A principle that limits the extent of something. "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

Exact synonyms: Restriction
Generic synonyms: Regulation, Rule
Specialized synonyms: Narrowness, Quantification, Restraint
Derivative terms: Limit, Limit

2. Noun. The quality of being limited or restricted. "It is a good plan but it has serious limitations"
Generic synonyms: Disadvantage
Derivative terms: Limit, Limit

3. Noun. The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed. "It is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
Exact synonyms: Limit
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Extremum, Peak, Cutoff

4. Noun. (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought. "Statute of limitations"
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Time Limit
Derivative terms: Limit, Limit

5. Noun. An act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation).
Exact synonyms: Restriction
Generic synonyms: Regulating, Regulation
Specialized synonyms: Load-shedding, Arms Control, Hold-down, Freeze, Clampdown
Derivative terms: Limit, Limit, Restrict, Restrict, Restrict

Definition of Limitation

1. n. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council.

Definition of Limitation

1. Noun. The act of limiting or the state of being limited. ¹

2. Noun. A restriction that limits something. ¹

3. Noun. An imperfection or shortcoming which limits somethings use or value. ¹

4. Noun. A time period after which some legal action may no longer be brought. ¹

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Definition of Limitation

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Medical Definition of Limitation

1. 1. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council. "They had no right to mistake the limitation . . . Of their own faculties, for an inherent limitation of the possible modes of existence in the universe." (J. S. Mill) 2. That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought. "The cause of error is ignorance what restraints and limitations all principles have in regard of the matter whereunto they are applicable." (Hooker) 3. A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district. 4. A limited time within or during which something is to be done. "You have stood your limitation, and the tribunes Endue you with the people's voice." (Shak) 5. A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit. A settling of an estate or property by specific rules. A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation. To know one's own limitations, to know the reach and limits of one's abilities. Origin: L. Limitatio: cf. F. Limitation. See Limit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Limitation

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limit dextrinase
limit dextrinosis
limit down
limit inferior
limit of resolution
limit point
limit points
limit superior
limit up
limitation (current term)
limited atonement
limited audit
limited company
limited edition
limited habitat
limited liability
limited liability companies
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limited monarchies

Literary usage of Limitation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"Where, then, there is a limitation sufficient to maintain and preserve the ... And where there is a limitation expressed, inconsistent with such implied ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"A limitation then follows, which I never before saw in any of these ancient instruments. Before the Statute of Will. Ill (1) there was a mode of limiting to ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"The English Real Property limitation Act of 1833 provides that the right and title of the person whose claim has been barred by the operation of the statute ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"[Ed. Note,—For other cases, see limitation of Actions, Dec. Dig. | 83.* For other definitions, see Words and Phrases, vol. 7, pp. 6108-6110.] 2. ..."

5. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1908)
"THE CASE FOR limitation OF ARMAMENTS The question of limitation and even of ... The demand for limitation of armaments put forward by the leaders of the ..."

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