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Limitation


LIMITA'TION, noun [Latin limitatio.]

1. The act of bounding or circumscribing.

2. Restriction; restraint; circumscription. The king consented to a limitation of his prerogatives. Government by the limitation of natural rights secures civil liberty.

3. Restriction; confinement from a lax indeterminate import. Words of general import are often to be understood with limitations.

4. A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg or exercise their functions.