lim·i·ta·tion n
a limitation on the rights of ownership
b: a statement or stipulation in a deed or will placing limits on the disposition of an estate or interest esp. in regard to duration or heirs see also word of limitation
2: a certain period limited by statute after which actions or prosecutions cannot be brought in the courts see also statute of limitations

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun barrier, block, circumscriptio, circumscription, clause, condition, constraint, curb, demarcation, determinatio, disallowance, prohibition, proscription, provision, qualification, reservation, restraint, restriction, specific confinement, specific curtailment, specification associated concepts: alternative limitations, collateral limitation, conditional limitation, contingent limitation, conveyance upon a limitation, estate upon a limitation, executory limitation, limitation of actions, limitation of damages, limitation of liability, limitation of time, limitation of warranties, limitation over, public debt limitation, special limitation, statute of limitations, tax limitation, words of limitation II index abatement (reduction), abridgment (disentitlement), alienation (transfer of title), bar (obstruction), boundary, capacity (maximum), censorship, check (bar), clause, compulsion (coercion), condition (contingent provision), constraint (restriction), control (restriction), custody (incarceration), damper (stopper), detention, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, discipline (obedience), enclosure, end (termination), extent, fetter, flaw, foible, guideline, handicap, impairment (drawback), impediment, mete, moderation, modification, obstacle, obstruction, periphery, prohibition, provision (clause), purview, qualification (condition), quota, reservation (condition), restraint, restriction, term (provision)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Many contracts, especially when in standard form, exclude or limit the statutory rights normally implied in favour of the buyer. To rely on such a limitation or exclusion, it must be shown that the buyer was aware of the clause or that the seller gave reasonable notice of it. Such a clause will always be construed in cases of doubt against the person relying on it. Under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, implied statutory terms as to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, compliance with sample or description cannot be excluded with consumers and in order to be effective against business customers they cannot be unreasonable. The seller's implied warranty that he has or will have the right to sell the goods cannot in circumstances be excluded or limited nor can he limit or exclude his liability for death or personal injury caused by his negligence.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

A restriction; a restriction of the time in which a lawsuit can be filed; a restriction of who can receive an estate in property or the uses to which an estate may be restricted. See also statute of limitations

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

the body of rules that prevent actions being raised after a lapse of time. Technically they are different from prescription rules. Limitation does not extinguish the underlying right, whereas prescription does. In England, the Limitation Act 1980 (as amended) applies a three-year limitation period to claims for personal injury and a six-year period to most other claims.
In Scotland there is a three-year limitation period in respect of personal injuries, but most other claims are dealt with under the short negative prescription of five years: Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 (as amended).

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1 A restriction.
2 The act of placing a limit or restriction.
3 A condition or restriction placed upon real estate.
@ limitation of actions
Period of time during which an action must be filed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A qualification, restriction, or circumspection.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A qualification, restriction, or circumspection.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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