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(Lim"it*a*ble) a. Capable of being limited.
(Lim`i*ta"ne*ous) a. [L. limitaneus. See Limit, v. t.] Of or pertaining to a limit. [Obs.]
(Lim`i*ta"ri*an) a. Tending to limit.
(Lim"i*ta*ry) a. [L. limitaris. See Limit , v. t.]
1. Placed at the limit, as a guard. "Proud limitary cherub." Milton.
2. Confined within limits; limited in extent, authority, power, etc. "The limitary ocean." Trench.
The poor, limitary creature calling himself a man of the world.De Quincey.
3. Limiting, or tending to limit; restrictive.
Doctrines limitary, if not subversive of the papal power.Milman.
(Lim"i*ta*ry), n.; pl. - ries
1. That which serves to limit; a boundary; border land. [Obs.] Fuller.
2. A limiter. See Limiter, 2.
(Lim"i*tate) a. [L. limitatus, p. p. of limitare to limit. See Limit, v. t. ] Bounded by a distinct
(Lim`i*ta"tion) 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 done.
You have stood your limitation, and the tribunesShak.
Endue you with the people's voice.
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.
(Lim"it*ed) a. Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted; as, our views of nature are