statute of limitations

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statute of limitations

n. pl. statutes of limitations
A legal restriction, as by law or court decision, on the time that is allowed to elapse between the arising of a legal claim and the filing of a suit based on such legal claim.

statute of limitations

n
(Law) a legislative enactment prescribing the period of time within which proceedings must be instituted to enforce a right or bring an action at law. See also laches

stat′ute of limita′tions


n.
a statute defining the period within which legal action may be taken.
[1760–70]

statute of limitations

A statute that sets a time period during which legal proceedings must be begun.
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Noun1.statute of limitations - a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Under the Limitation of Actions Act, any person who occupies land for more than 12 years without interruption becomes the legally recognised owner.
Bill # 71, amending the Limitation of Actions Act, was introduced on March 27, 2015, the second day of the Spring sitting and with unanimous consent on the same day proceeded to second reading.
Le projet de loi no 71, qui modifie la Limitation of Actions Act, a ete depose le 27 mars 2015, soit le deuxieme jour de la session du printemps, et a franchi l'etape de la deuxieme lecture a Tunanimite le meme jour.
This involved section 27 of Victoria's Limitation of Actions Act 1958, the wording of which was modelled upon section 26 of the erstwhile English Limitation Act 1939.
Such an interpretation would make nonsense of the Limitation of Actions Law.
The Roman law did not develop a law of adverse possession based on limitation of actions, although eventually limitation periods restricting when legal actions could be brought were introduced.
See also Margaret Fordham, "Sexual Abuse and the Limitation of Actions in Tort--A Case for Greater Flexibility" (2008) Sing JLS 292 at 296.
27) When courts are induced to twist facts or distort limitation of actions law in order to avoid harsh results in particular cases, this uncertainty is compounded.
concluded that section 55 of the old Alberta Limitation of Actions [Act.
He has received an undertaking from the government that the Limitation of Actions Act would not apply to them.
Burke, reported on Bill 28, Limitation of Actions Act.