limitation of actions
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

limitation of actions
n.
   the period of time in which a person has to file with the clerk of the court or appropriate agency what he/she believes is a valid lawsuit or claim. The period varies greatly depending on what type of case is involved, whether the suit is against the government, whether it is by a minor, and most importantly, in what state or federal jurisdiction the right to sue arose. This is more commonly called the statute of limitations, which are specific periods for various claims in each state.
   See also: statute of limitations

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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