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term limit

Often, term limits. a statutory limit on the number of terms an official may serve:
the Twenty-second Amendment, which imposed term limits on U.S. presidents. Unabridged
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  • Because many sheriffs had taken fines and ransoms for their own use, a term limit of one year was imposed.

Contemporary definitions for term limit

a legal restriction on the number of times a person may be elected to and serve in a particular public office


Term limits are a major issue in U.S. politics, but rarely elsewhere in the world.

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