limitation period
The period of time within which court action must be commenced. The law on limitation periods is set out in the Limitation Act 1980.

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  • limitation — [lim΄i tā′shən] n. [ME limitacioun < OFr limitacion < L limitatio] 1. a limiting or being limited 2. something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person s activity or accomplishment; qualification 3. Law a… …   English World dictionary

  • LIMITATION OF ACTIONS — The Concept and its Substance In the talmudic period, Jewish law generally did not recognize the principle that the right to bring an action could be affected by the passage of time (i.e., extinctive prescription); in the post talmudic period, it …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • limitation — Restriction or circumspection; settling an estate or property. A certain time allowed by a statute for bringing litigation (see statute of limitations, below). The provisions of state constitution are not a grant but a limitation of legislative… …   Black's law dictionary

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