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  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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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


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


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

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