Origin of limitation
Examples from the Web for limitations
Another bombshell: There is no statute of limitations on rape in the Commonwealth of Virginia.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pennsylvania, where the assault is alleged to have taken place, has a 12-year statute of limitations on sexual assault.
Are there statutes of limitations for these crimes, which in some cases are alleged to have taken place decades ago?
According to the memo, Miller then asked what the statute of limitations in Illinois was and to define what the allegations meant.
It helped too that crime was no longer at the top of voter concerns, but the statute of limitations apparently has run out.
My musical education, in spite of the limitations of opportunity just mentioned, was the best that the time could afford.Reminiscences, 1819-1899|Julia Ward Howe.
Moreover, the prejudice and limitations of the teachers have to be recognized.Private Sex Advice to Women|R. B. Armitage
We see how even the limitations of his environment helped the end.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay
Before it could become a universal religion, it had to struggle with Jewish limitations and to overcome them.
For you stand or stray in the futile building, while the cloud is no mansion for man, and out of reach of his limitations.The Colour of Life|Alice Meynell
British Dictionary definitions for limitations
Word Origin and History for limitations
late 14c., from Old French limitacion and directly from Latin limitationem (nominative limitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of limitare (see limit (v.)). Phrase statute of limitations attested by 1768.