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Limited

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.

limited

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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HER wisdom too limited the number of their servants to three; two maids and a man, with whom they were speedily provided from amongst those who had formed their establishment at Norland.
In the morning he was downhearted again, and would have sustained himself by giving me all the money he had in his possession, gold and silver too, if my aunt had not interposed, and limited the gift to five shillings, which, at his earnest petition, were afterwards increased to ten.
Wopsle's great-aunt kept an evening school in the village; that is to say, she was a ridiculous old woman of limited means and unlimited infirmity, who used to go to sleep from six to seven every evening, in the society of youth who paid twopence per week each, for the improving opportunity of seeing her do it.
Nothing can be more dangerous for the fame of a professor of the fine arts, than to permit(if he can possibly prevent it) the character of a mannerist to be attached to him, or that he should be supposed capable of success only in a particular and limited style.
Being subjects either of an absolute or limited monarchy, they have endeavored to heighten the advantages, or palliate the evils of those forms, by placing in comparison the vices and defects of the republican, and by citing as specimens of the latter the turbulent democracies of ancient Greece and modern Italy.
It need scarcely be added that the whole of their horizon was limited to a Point; nor could any one ever see anything but a Point.
Therefore extraordinary expense must be limited by the worth of the occasion; for voluntary undoing, may be as well for a man's country, as for the kingdom of heaven.
Much, no doubt, will strike the reader as quaint and limited but upon much the writer may not unreasonably plume himself.
I remember his limited, self-satisfied face on the field of Austerlitz.
But such reaction was effective only because an age had come--the age of a negative, or agnostic philosophy--in which men's minds must needs be limited to the superficialities of things, with a kind of narrowness amounting to a positive gift.
His scope had been rigidly limited, yet whatever he saw, he saw big.
True," replied the president; "but we will overcome that, for the force of impulsion will depend on the length of the engine and the powder employed, the latter being limited only by the resisting power of the former.