a.1.Involving a limit; as, a limitive law, one designed to limit existing powers.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Can there be love without God?" (89) Versilov so desperately desires to answer this question with a yes, but ultimately he cannot: "at the very heart of Versilov's vision of felicity one finds the spiritual emptiness that no humanist ideologue can permanently dispel; Versilov's greatest virtue is an uncorrupted sincerity, the secularist's limitive counterpart to grace." (90)