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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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limitation

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

noun
1. The act of limiting or condition of being limited:
3. The greatest amount or number allowed:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

limitation

[ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃn] nlimitazione f, restrizione f
he has/knows his limitations → ha/conosce i suoi limiti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

limitation

n. limitación, restricción;
___ of motion___ de movimiento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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Can you imagine what a surprise a CGL policy with this contractual liability limitation might have been to an additional insured whose coverage was contingent on an "insured contract" where the contract involved tort liability assumed and was otherwise permitted by law?
Finally an inherent weakness of the legislative approach to liability limitation is its failure thus far to provide for adjustment of liability limits to compensate for erosion by inflation.
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A best-selling author, lawyer and speaker, Garrett Sutton speaks to investors and entrepreneurs on asset protection, liability limitation and wealth creation.
On the other hand, several EU member states already maintain some kind of system of civil liability limitation. In the United Kingdom, for example, the Companies Act of 2006 introduced provisions permitting limitation of auditor liability by contract between the auditor and the audited company.
And now that the Financial Reporting Council has issued detailed guidance on the use of liability limitation agreements, Mr Orme believes auditors are increasingly likely to take advantage.
If the multinational is a plc, both it and the auditors will probably want to reach a group-wide arrangement on liability limitation, which must still be agreed on a company-by-company basis.
XRT customers using XRT Business Exchange, which is designed for large and international groups, can leverage IdenTrust certificates to gain non-repudiation and liability limitation assurance.
While there exist a number of variants of audit liability limitation, the diversity of circumstances in terms of both audits and company size is such that it is unlikely that a one-size-fits-all EU-wide approach is the most useful.