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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On April 26, 2016, TEI issued a policy statement on statutes of limitation for state and local taxes.
Although many states adopt the Internal Revenue Code, they frequently establish their own rules regarding tax return statutes of limitation.
47) The Court reasoned that statutes of limitation were intended to provide "certainty and finality," which was accomplished through interpreting the "claim of exemption" requirement consistently throughout the PRA.
This, of course, depends mainly on the type and circumstances of the case, whereas Sharia Law (Divine Law) does not accept statutes of limitation.
Courts correctly read "chargeable" to incorporate only the substantive definitions of state law, not statutes of limitation, or other procedural rules.
have statutes of limitation of eight years or less, according to Jeff Caruso, executive director of the Virginia Catholic Conference, which opposed the bill.
63) The court stated that "[o]ur statutes of limitation bar the untimely commencement of actions, [S.
A statute of limitation law specifies the maximum time that may pass before legal action regarding the public policy justification for having statutes of limitation is so citizens will know when a threat of legal action will expire.
See Joseph Mack, Nullum Tempus: Governmental Immunity to Statutes of Limitation, Laches, and Statutes of Repose, 73 DEF.
The first circumstance under which statutes of limitation apply is where a state statute expressly provides for their application.
The third policy justification for statutes of limitation is to punish plaintiffs who "sleep on their rights" for an inexcusably long time.
Paying back your debts is important, but having statutes of limitation is also important.