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  1. limiting; restrictive.
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Origin of limitative

From the Medieval Latin word līmitātīvus, dating back to 1520–30. See limitation, -ive
Related formsnon·lim·i·ta·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for limitative

Historical Examples

  • The conception of a noumenon is therefore merely a limitative conception and therefore only of negative use.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

    Immanuel Kant

  • Their theoretical significance consists merely in their regulative and limitative functions.