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term limit

Often, term limits. a statutory limit on the number of terms an official may serve:
the Twenty-second Amendment, which imposed term limits on U.S. presidents. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for term limit
  • No other state has such a term limit, and it is difficult to find qualified applicants to serve for only a six-year term.
  • The local government is made up of a governor that is elected every four years and term limit applies.
  • Members filling unexpired terms on the council will not have any partial term of service count against the two-term limit.
  • Accordingly, the final rule contains no short-term limit for this substance.
  • Each term is for three years and there is a three term limit of continuous service.
  • The only exception to the term limit schedule shall be for water resource board membership.
Contemporary definitions for term limit

a legal restriction on the number of times a person may be elected to and serve in a particular public office


Term limits are a major issue in U.S. politics, but rarely elsewhere in the world.

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