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limitary

[lim-i-ter-ee]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or serving as a limit.
  2. Archaic. subject to limits; limited.
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Origin of limitary

First recorded in 1610–20; limit + -ary
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Examples from the Web for limitary

Historical Examples

  • It is an infinite, an indistinct, where each consciousness defines and sets a limitary form.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece

    John Addington Symonds

  • In literature and science the Greek intellect followed no beaten track, and acknowledged no limitary rules.

  • He was reminded, however, that his power was limitary, and that he would not be allowed to exceed it.


British Dictionary definitions for limitary

limitary

adjective
  1. of, involving, or serving as a limit
  2. restricted or limited
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Word Origin and History for limitary

adj.

1610s, from Latin limitaris, from limes (genitive limitis); see limit (n.).

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