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limitation (n.)

late 14c., from Old French limitacion "restriction, legal limitation," and directly from Latin limitationem (nominative limitatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of limitare "to bound, limit, fix," from limes "boundary, limit" (see limit (n.)). Phrase statute of limitations is attested by 1768; it fixes and limits the period within which an action must be brought.

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Definitions of limitation

limitation (n.)
a principle that limits the extent of something;
Synonyms: restriction
limitation (n.)
the quality of being limited or restricted;
it is a good plan but it has serious limitations
limitation (n.)
the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed;
it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight
Synonyms: limit
limitation (n.)
(law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought;
statute of limitations
limitation (n.)
an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation);
Synonyms: restriction
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