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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Limbo  \Lim"bo\  (l[i^]m"b[-o]),  Limbus  \Lim"bus\  (-b[u^]s),  n. 
  [L.  limbus  border,  edge,  in  limbo  on  the  border.  Cf  {Limb} 
  1.  (Scholastic  Theol.)  An  extramundane  region  where  certain 
  classes  of  souls  were  supposed  to  await  the  judgment. 
  As  far  from  help  as  Limbo  is  from  bliss.  --Shak. 
  A  Limbo  large  and  broad,  since  called  The  Paradise 
  of  fools.  --Milton. 
  Note:  The  limbus  patrum  was  considered  as  a  place  for  the 
  souls  of  good  men  who  lived  before  the  coming  of  our 
  Savior.  The  limbus  infantium  was  said  to  be  a  similar 
  place  for  the  souls  of  unbaptized  infants.  To  these  was 
  added,  in  the  popular  belief,  the  limbus  fatuorum  or 
  fool's  paradise,  regarded  as  a  receptacle  of  all  vanity 
  and  nonsense. 
  2.  Hence:  Any  real  or  imaginary  place  of  restraint  or 
  confinement;  a  prison;  as  to  put  a  man  in  limbo. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  border  or  edge  of  any  of  various  body  parts  distinguished 
  by  color  or  structure 

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