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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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He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations.
The statute of limitation defines the time within which the IRS may initiate an audit of a tax return.
TEI maintains statutes of limitation for assessments and refund claims should be equal; unilateral administrative actions should only toll statutes of limitation for a reasonable, limited period; and when a federal change reopens a state or local statute of limitation, any resulting assessment should be limited to the impact of the federal change on the taxpayer's tax liability unless the taxpayer has signed an agreement extending/modifying the jurisdiction's statute of limitation.
For example, under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the FDIC receives an extension of any state statute of limitation relating to its potential claims as a receiver for failed banks--an additional three years for tort claims (e.
The court held that because the Kirkpatricks' IDEA action was timely filed, the Board's counterclaim related back to the date of the original complaint, and was not barred regardless of the length of the statute of limitation.
23) The purpose and length of a statute of limitation varies depending upon the historical time, subject matter of the underlying suit, and jurisdiction.
The second circumstance under which a statute of limitations would apply in a private arbitration is where a statute of limitation's application is implicit in the statutory language.
The House harassment policy does not currently include a statute of limitations on sexual or workplace harassment claims, but the question of the time limit led to a heated debate on the House floor January 9.
One woman's story should be enough to persuade the Legislature to extend Oregon's six-year statute of limitations for prosecutions in rape cases.
This gives rise to the ambiguity found in the PRA's statute of limitations.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office rejected filing a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18 because the statute of limitations had passed.