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lim·i·ta·tion

 (lĭm′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited: He was very successful in his limitation of salt intake.
2. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction: Are there any limitations on the agreement?
3. A shortcoming or defect: We need to overcome our limitations if we want to succeed.
4. Law A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.

limitation

(ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. something that limits a quality or achievement
2. the act of limiting or the condition of being limited
3. (Law) law a certain period of time, legally defined, within which an action, claim, etc, must be commenced
4. (Law) property law a restriction upon the duration or extent of an estate

lim•i•ta•tion

(ˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity: to know one's limitations.
2. something that limits; a limit or bound; restriction.
3. the act of limiting.
4. the state of being limited.
5. a period of time, defined by statute, during which legal action may be taken.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin līmitātiō fixing of boundaries, derivative of līmitāre to enclose within boundaries]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limitation - a principle that limits the extent of somethinglimitation - a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"
rule, regulation - a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
narrowness - a restriction of range or scope; "the problem with achievement tests is the narrowness they impose on students"; "the attraction of the book is precisely its narrowness of focus"; "frustrated by the narrowness of people's horizons"
quantification - a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers `some' or `all' or `no')
restraint - a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
2.limitation - the quality of being limited or restricted; "it is a good plan but it has serious limitations"
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
3.limitation - the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
peak, extremum - the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"
cutoff - a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
4.limitation - (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought; "statute of limitations"
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"
time limit - a time period within which something must be done or completed
5.limitation - an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
regulating, regulation - the act of controlling or directing according to rule; "fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
load-shedding - cutting off the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply
arms control - a limitation on the size and armament of the armed forces of a country
hold-down - a limitation or constraint; "taxpayers want a hold-down on government spending"
freeze - fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"
clampdown - sudden restriction on an activity

limitation

noun
1. restriction, control, check, block, curb, restraint, constraint, obstruction, impediment There is to be no limitation on the number of opposition parties.

limitation

noun
1. The act of limiting or condition of being limited:
3. The greatest amount or number allowed:
Translations
تَحْديدقُصور، ضَعْف
nedostatekomezení
begrænsning
rajoitus
takmarkanirtakmörkun
eksiklikkısıtlamakusursınırlama

limitation

[ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən] Nlimitación f, restricción f (Jur) → prescripción f
he has his limitationstiene sus limitaciones, tiene sus puntos flacos
there is no limitation on exportsno hay restricción a las exportaciones

limitation

[ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən]
n
(= control) → limitation f
the limitation of nuclear weapons → la limitation des armements nucléaires
a limitation on sth → une limitation sur qch limitations
npl [person] → limites fpl
to know one's own limitations → connaître ses limites
It's important to know your own limitations → Il est important de connaître vos limites.

limitation

nBeschränkung f; (of freedom, spending)Einschränkung f; damage limitationSchadensbegrenzung f; poor education is a great limitationeine schlechte Schulbildung ist ein großes Handicap; there is no limitation on exports of coales gibt keine Beschränkungen für den Kohleexport; the limitations of a bilingual dictionarydie beschränkten Möglichkeiten eines zweisprachigen Wörterbuchs; to have one’s/its limitationsseine Grenzen haben

limitation

[ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃn] nlimitazione f, restrizione f
he has/knows his limitations → ha/conosce i suoi limiti

limit

(ˈlimit) noun
1. the farthest point or place; the boundary. There was no limit to his ambition.
2. a restriction. We must put a limit on our spending.
verb
to set a restriction on. We must limit the amount of time we spend on this work.
ˌlimiˈtation noun
1. an act of limiting.
2. a lack, eg of a particular facility, ability etc. We all have our limitations.
ˈlimited adjective
1. (negative unlimited) not very great, large etc; restricted. My experience is rather limited.
2. (with capital, abbreviated to Ltd. when written) a word used in the titles of certain companies. West. and R. Chambers Ltd.
ˈlimitless adjective

limitation

n. limitación, restricción;
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It explains the nature of tortious liability, negligence, occupier's liability, nuisance, strict liability, trespass to land and the person, torts concerning goods and reputation, employment-related torts, and remedies and limitation periods.
245) The other eighteen include special limitation periods in the text of RICO or elsewhere in their code.
For requests already submitted (normally, by filing Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief) but not yet ruled upon by the Service, taxpayers should not reapply The IRS will consider the request even if it was submitted more than two years after the first collection activity was undertaken, if it is within the other applicable limitation periods noted.
Some commentators suggest that "[g]iven these advances, the need for limitation periods has diminished.
This paper concludes with some thoughts about a more nuanced and contextualised approach to limitation periods in historical abuse claims.
Although both the convention and the model Law are silent on limitation periods, the convention provides for enforcement "in accordance with the rules of procedure" of the enforcing state.
In two revenue rulings issued almost 40 years apart, the IRS explored the effect of the Saturday-Sunday-holiday rule on the limitation periods applicable to refund claims.
In Tom Oksker's Exciting World of Fashion, Inc v Dun or Dun & Bradstreet, Inc, 61 Ill 2d 129, 132, 334 NE2d 160, 162 (1975), the court stated the "primary purpose of limitation periods is to require the prosecution of a right of action within a reasonable time to prevent the loss or impairment of available evidence and to discourage delay in the bringing of claims.
Canada, except in rare circumstances, there are no limitation periods in
Although this suggested cap is far from brief, the resolution's aim is to push the European Commission into harmonising the varied national laws of the 25 EU member states on limitation periods for accident and injury proceedings, which "may have undesirable consequences.
Limitation periods can vary from one state to another and it was not clear whether any limitation period applied to Dr Ramnath's case.
He said: ``The biggest difficulty any claimant will face is the limitation periods, and generally speaking in tort you are looking at three years.

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