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Statute of limitationsStatute Stat"ute, n. [F. statut, LL. statutum, from L.
statutus, p. p. of statuere to set, station, ordain, fr.
status position, station, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See
Stand, and cf. Constitute, Destitute.]
1. An act of the legislature of a state or country,
declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a
positive law; the written will of the legislature
expressed with all the requisite forms of legislation; --
used in distinction fraom common law. See Common law,
under Common, a. --Bouvier.
Note: Statute is commonly applied to the acts of a
legislative body consisting of representatives. In
monarchies, legislature laws of the sovereign are
called edicts, decrees, ordinances, rescripts, etc. In
works on international law and in the Roman law, the
term is used as embracing all laws imposed by competent
authority. Statutes in this sense are divided into
statutes real, statutes personal, and statutes mixed;
statutes real applying to immovables; statutes personal
to movables; and statutes mixed to both classes of
2. An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a
permanent rule or law; as, the statutes of a university.
3. An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by
statute) for the purpose of being hired; -- called also
statute fair. [Eng.] Cf. 3d Mop, 2. --Halliwell.
Statute book, a record of laws or legislative acts.
Statute cap, a kind of woolen cap; -- so called because
enjoined to be worn by a statute, dated in 1571, in behalf
of the trade of cappers. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
Statute fair. See Statute, n., 3, above.
Statute labor, a definite amount of labor required for the
public service in making roads, bridges, etc., as in
certain English colonies.
Statute merchant (Eng. Law), a bond of record pursuant to
the stat. 13 Edw. I., acknowledged in form prescribed, on
which, if not paid at the day, an execution might be
awarded against the body, lands, and goods of the debtor,
and the obligee might hold the lands until out of the
rents and profits of them the debt was satisfied; --
called also a pocket judgment. It is now fallen into
disuse. --Tomlins. --Bouvier.
Statute mile. See under Mile.
Statute of limitations (Law), a statute assigned a certain
time, after which rights can not be enforced by action.
Statute staple, a bond of record acknowledged before the
mayor of the staple, by virtue of which the creditor may,
on nonpayment, forthwith have execution against the body,
lands, and goods of the debtor, as in the statute
merchant. It is now disused. --Blackstone.
Syn: Act; regulation; edict; decree. See Law.
Meaning of Limitations from wikipedia
- time-barred as having
been filed after
the statutory limitations
period. When a statute
of limitations expires
in a criminal
case, the courts
to: A disclaimer
done in an experiment
of limitations Limitations
(novel), a 2006 novel
- conference, artist
made several remarks concerning
them that "We need to first
property. In Europe, blasphemy
is a limitation
to free speech. Justifications
of speech often reference
the auditor should consider disclaiming
the opinion. Some scope limitations arise
that are beyond
of the client, such as...
- cases. The statute
at the eighteenth
birthday. The statute
for brain damage
are provisions, in local copyright
law or Berne
Convention, which allow
for copyrighted works
to be used without...
to civil actions
are set out in the Statute
, 1957 and the Statute
(Amendment) Act, 1991. These statutes impose
- technical limitation
is an inability
of either computer software
some functionality. For example, due to technical limitation
is a novel
by Scott Turow which
in 2006. It is by far his shortest novel
(197 pages) and prior
as a novel
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