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limitation

[lim-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌlɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity; inability or handicap:
He knows his limitations as a writer.
2.
something that limits; a limit or bound; restriction:
an arms limitation; a limitation on imports.
3.
the act of limiting.
4.
the state of being limited.
5.
Law. the assignment, as by statute, of a period of time within which an action must be brought, or the period of time assigned:
a statute of limitations.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English lymytacion < Latin līmitātiōn- (stem of līmitātiō) a bounding, equivalent to līmitāt(us) (past participle of līmitāre to enclose within boundaries; see limit, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonlimitation, noun
Can be confused
limit, limitation.
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limitation

/ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
something that limits a quality or achievement
2.
the act of limiting or the condition of being limited
3.
(law) a certain period of time, legally defined, within which an action, claim, etc, must be commenced
4.
(property law) a restriction upon the duration or extent of an estate
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Word Origin and History for non limitation

limitation

n.

late 14c., from Old French limitacion and directly from Latin limitationem (nominative limitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of limitare (see limit (v.)). Phrase statute of limitations attested by 1768.

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