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 very limited.

Limitable to Line

(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.

(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 line.

(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.

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 tribunes
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.

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