Definition of limitation :
1. A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit.
2. A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district.
3. A limited time within or during which something is to be done.
4. A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation.
5. A settling of an estate or property by specific rules.
6. That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought.
7. The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council.
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limit (part of speech: noun)
qualification (part of speech: noun)
- Surely, I felt, this was a case worth taking up if by any chance we could put a stop or even set a limitation to this nefarious traffic. - "Guy Garrick", Arthur B. Reeve.
- Equally clear is the limitation he places to the action of the prince. - "Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings", Francis Augustus MacNutt.
- That's an indefinite limitation. - "The Eagle Cliff", R.M. Ballantyne.