Statute-of-limitations



noun, Law.
1.
a statute defining the period within which legal action may be taken.
statute of limitations
noun
1.
a legislative enactment prescribing the period of time within which proceedings must be instituted to enforce a right or bring an action at law See also laches

statute of limitations definition

Any law that places a time restriction during which a lawsuit must be brought to court or a crime must be prosecuted.

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