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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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Godiraone Nthompe is the champion of Botswana Life Classic Run 21 kilometers after stopping the clock at 1:08:10.2 on Saturday.
figure By ABDULRAHMAN SHERIFF Daniel Kiptum and Juster Kwamesa won the 2018 Safaricom Deaf Half Marathon in Mombasa on Sunday.Thirty-two-year-old Kiptum from Nandi covered the 21 kilometres men race in a time of 1 hour 8 minutes 96 seconds followed by his compatriot Martin Gachie who retuned 1:09.13 with Uasin Gishu's Peter Toroitich claiming third spot in 1:13.56.Kwamesa, a 21-year-old student of Gianchere Secondary, led three other Kisii runners to dominate the women's race after stopping the clock first in 2:15.70.She was followed by Naibi Mushitoi, Dioniddah Okiago and Rael Nyangi who returned 2:15.74, 2:16.64 and 2:18.07 respectively.
However, the Graham Holland-trained Van Vikings, another entry for Tralee, went even faster in a Shelbourne trial when stopping the clock in 18.69sec.
Droopys London silenced the crowd such was the gulf in class between himself and the rest of the field, pulling further away with every stride he looked just fantastic and so powerful before winning by a massive nine lengths, stopping the clock at 29.09.