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limits

noun amplitude, area, boundary, bounds, configuration, confines, dimensions, extremity, limitations, metes and bounds, perimeters, premises, purview, range, reach, scope
Associated concepts: basis jurisdiction, jurisdiction of the courts, limited jurisdiction, monetary jurisdiction
See also: area, boundary, capacity, configuration, confines, outline, premises, province, purview, sphere
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The limits, as fixed by the treaty of peace, are: on the east the Atlantic, on the south the latitude of thirty-one degrees, on the west the Mississippi, and on the north an irregular line running in some instances beyond the forty-fifth degree, in others falling as low as the forty-second.
There have been two still greater ones, whose limit was four hundred and six hundred years, and one whose limit compassed even seven hundred and twenty.
He returned in the month of August to Kouka; from there he successively traversed the Mandara, Barghimi, and Klanem countries, and reached his extreme limit in the east, the town of Masena, situated at seventeen degrees twenty minutes west longitude.
Penney--the head of the Egyptian medical service, who, in a small steamer, penetrated one degree beyond Gondokoro, and then came back to die of exhaustion at Karthoum--nor Miani, the Venetian, who, turning the cataracts below Gondokoro, reached the second parallel-- nor the Maltese trader, Andrea Debono, who pushed his journey up the Nile still farther--could work their way beyond the apparently impassable limit.
This fatal limit invariably brought every traveller to a halt.
If the appearances from sufficiently neighbouring places are either wholly un changed, or changed to a diminishing extent which has zero for its limit, it is usually found that the changes can be accounted for by changes in objects which are between the object in question and the places from which its appearance has changed appreciably.
Term limits work to promote diversity in the Legislature.
Most contracting parties include "minimum" insurance limits that must be carried while the contract remains in effect.
At-risk limit: An S shareholder may be restricted from using passthrough losses to the extent the shareholder is not "at risk" This limit is measured at the shareholder level and is similar to basis limits.
Annual additions limit for defined contribution plans.
On January 24th, the Idaho House of Representatives voted 50 to 20 to scuttle a 1994 statute to impose term limits.
The limits in the proposed regulations are unchanged from existing law, says Chris Doiron, a senior specialist for standards development for Environment Canada, because "the physical mechanical separations and the technology for achieving that haven't changed substantially for some of the metals over the course of the past twenty years.