limitary

[ lim-i-ter-ee ]
/ ˈlɪm ɪˌtɛr i /

adjective

of, relating to, or serving as a limit.
Archaic. subject to limits; limited.

Nearby words

  1. limit point,
  2. limit switch,
  3. limit-cycle,
  4. limit-state design,
  5. limitarian,
  6. limitation,
  7. limitative,
  8. limited,
  9. limited company,
  10. limited edition

Origin of limitary

First recorded in 1610–20; limit + -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for limitary

limitary

/ (ˈlɪmɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

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

limitary

adj.

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

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