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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Limitation  \Lim`i*ta"tion\  (-t[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n.  [L.  limitatio: 
  cf  F.  limitation.  See  {Limit},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  limiting;  the  state  or  condition  of  being 
  limited;  as  the  limitation  of  his  authority  was  approved 
  by  the  council. 
  They  had  no  right  to  mistake  the  limitation  .  .  .  of 
  their  own  faculties,  for  an  inherent  limitation  of 
  the  possible  modes  of  existence  in  the  universe. 
  --J.  S.  Mill. 
  2.  That  which  limits;  a  restriction;  a  qualification;  a 
  restraining  condition,  defining  circumstance,  or 
  qualifying  conception;  as  limitations  of  thought. 
  The  cause  of  error  is  ignorance  what  restraints  and 
  limitations  all  principles  have  in  regard  of  the 
  matter  whereunto  they  are  applicable.  --Hooker. 
  3.  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.  --Chaucer.  Latimer. 
  4.  A  limited  time  within  or  during  which  something  is  to  be 
  You  have  stood  your  limitation,  and  the  tribunes 
  Endue  you  with  the  people's  voice.  --Shak. 
  5.  (Law) 
  a  A  certain  period  limited  by  statute  after  which  the 
  claimant  shall  not  enforce  his  claims  by  suit. 
  b  A  settling  of  an  estate  or  property  by  specific  rules 
  c  A  restriction  of  power;  as  a  constitutional 
  limitation.  --Wharton.  Bouvier. 
  {To  know  one's  own  limitations},  to  know  the  reach  and  limits 
  of  one's  abilities.  --A.  R.  Wallace. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  principle  that  limits  the  extent  of  something  "I  am 
  willing  to  accept  certain  restrictions  on  my  movements" 
  [syn:  {restriction}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  limited  or  restricted;  "it  is  a  good 
  plan  but  it  has  serious  limitations"  [syn:  {restriction}] 
  3:  the  greatest  amount  of  something  that  is  possible  or 
  allowed;  "there  are  limits  on  the  amount  you  can  bet";  "it 
  is  growing  rapidly  with  no  limitation  in  sight"  [syn:  {limit}] 
  4:  (in  law)  a  time  period  after  which  suits  cannot  be  brought; 
  "statute  of  limitations" 
  5:  an  act  of  limiting  or  restricting  (as  by  regulation)  [syn:  {restriction}] 

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