Limitation

Definition of Limitation

Lim`i`ta´tion   Pronunciation: ~tā´shŭn
n.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.
4.A limited time within or during which something is to be done.
You have stood your limitation, and the tribunes
Endue you with the people's voice.
- Shak.
5.(Law) A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit.
To know one's own limitations
to know the reach and limits of one's abilities.
- A. R. Wallace.

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