, a company in which the liability of each shareholder is limited by the number of shares he has taken, so that he can not be called on to contribute beyond the amount of his shares. [Eng.] Mozley & W.

(Lim"it*ed*ly), adv. With limitation.

(Lim"it*ed*ness), n. The quality of being limited.

(Lim"it*er) n.

1. One who, or that which, limits.

2. A friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district. [Formerly written also limitour.] Chaucer.

A limitour of the Gray Friars, in the time of his limitation, preached many times, and had but one sermon at all times.

(Lim"it*ive) a. Involving a limit; as, a limitive law, one designed to limit existing powers. [R.]

(Lim"it*less), a. Having no limits; unbounded; boundless. Davies

(Lim"it*our) n. See Limiter, 2.

(Lim"mer) a. Limber. [Obs.] Holland.

(Lim"mer), n. [F. limier. See Leamer.]

1. A limehound; a leamer.

2. (Zoöl.) A mongrel, as a cross between the mastiff and hound.

3. A low, base fellow; also, a prostitute. [Scot.]

Thieves, limmers, and broken men of the Highlands.
Sir W. Scott.

4. (Naut.) A man rope at the side of a ladder.

(Limn) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limned (limd); p. pr. & vb. n. Limning (lim"ning or lim"ing).] [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. &radic122. See Illuminate, Luminous.]

1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush.

Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different.
Sir T. Browne.

2. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.

Lim næa
(||Lim *næ"a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. limnai^os pertaining to a marsh, fr. li`mh a marsh.] (Zoöl.) A genus of fresh-water air-breathing mollusks, abundant in ponds and streams; — called also pond snail. [Written also Lymnæa.]

(Lim"ner) n. [F. enlumineur, LL. illuminator. See Limn, and cf. Alluminor.] A painter; an artist; esp.: (a) One who paints portraits. (b) One who illuminates books. [Archaic]

(Lim"ni*ad) n. li`mh a pool.]—> (Myth.) See Limoniad.

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