a restriction; a rule or fact that limits something (often: limitations)
There were many limitations placed on our freedom to use the land for development.
a specified period after which a property right is no longer valid or a lawsuit or other legal action may be defeated (also: limitation period or period of limitation)
No limitation period applies to such claims.
the act of limiting, controlling or reducing something
The US Constitution was a limitation on the rights of governmental exercise of power.