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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.

Synonyms:

obstruction, flaw, terminal point, suppression, barrier, frailty, determent, repression, ceiling, blemish, interference, ability, increase, deprivation, discouragement, stricture, curb, want, constraint, refusal, permission, interruption, lack, limited, circumspection, control, determent, deterrence, injunction, hindrance, cramp, restraint, arrest, demarcation line, inadequacy, limit point, confinement, definition, failing, point of accumulation, defect, latitude, imperfection, stoppage, perfection, prohibition, check, demarcation, trammel, impediment, deficiency, taboo, inhibition, interdiction, terminus ad quem, insufficiency, bound, circumscription, strength, fault, shortcoming, freedom, interception, bar, weakness, prevention.

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