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Restricted in duration, extent, or scope; confined.

Limited liability is the rule that the owners or shareholders of a corporation cannot usually be sued as individuals for corporate actions unless they are involved in Fraud or criminal conduct.

Limited is also a designation following the name of a corporation that indicates its corporate and limited liability status; it is abbreviated Ltd. It is found most commonly after British and Canadian corporate names, although it is sometimes used in the United States.


adjective angustus, bounded, brevis, checked, circumscribed, circumscriptive, confined, constricted, controlled, cramped, curbed, definite, fixed, hampered, impeded, insular, narrow, parvus, prescribed, restrained, restricted, stinted
Associated concepts: limited agency, limited by law, limited guaranty, limited jurisdiction, limited partnership, limited waiver of immunity, limited warranty
See also: arrested, brief, certain, conditional, dependent, imperfect, infrequent, local, minimal, narrow, parochial, part, partial, petty, private, privy, provisional, qualified, scarce, slight, specific, strict, temporary
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Hypotheses 3A and 3B predicted that limitedness of career alternatives would be positively correlated with age and career tenure and negatively correlated with career withdrawal cognitions.
8) and finally, they may be shared by too many, some savers, others spendthrifts, and the later prevail over the former regarding the rate they are disposed of, with little recognition of their limitedness or concern for how long they will last.
By contrast, novels published later in the decade see Arab/Arab American men embarking on an identity quest which not only provides them with a progressive negotiation of ethnic belongingness in a diasporic context, but also with the eventual acknowledgement of the limitedness of imposed genderisation.
Elsewhere, too often, the unself-conscious satisfaction in limitedness of this book undermines the whole.
In making his own death "a work of art" Timon goes "beyond misanthropy and into the aesthetic" (124), and approaches a version of the Kantian sublime; the play, he argues, exemplifies Adorno's "aesthetic shudder" whereby the subjective "I" is so shaken that it "perceives its own limitedness and finitude" (126).
Hull offers a reading of "Witches and other Night-Fears" (1821) as an example of how Elia's self-imposed limitedness emerges as power.
Let me suggest that the difference between the monocular seeing/knowing of the sun and the binocular seeing/knowing of human beings lay in the contrast between the transcendent limitlessness of solar subjectivity and the immanent limitedness of human subjectivity, confined as embodied human beings were to space and time (Biersack 2004:118-19).
To capture the distinction between the limitedness of the knowledge possessed by finite minds and the infiniteness of God's knowledge, Leibniz on occasions appealed to the metaphor of "perspective.
In spite of the cited literature it has to be noted how there is still a relative limitedness of studies on perceived quality and customer satisfaction.
DK: At the age of nineteen you created a personal manifesto in which you vowed to "live as if taking revenge against limitedness.
14) This is what Assunto calls "the requirement of limitedness, without which space does not become, aesthetically, landscape" (14).