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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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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.
Things like the tree must have their own welcome and stay in the world, as well, which make them, as with Khing, equally vulnerable in their limitedness and equally precious in their unconditional welcome (although trees, unlike humans, cannot reflect on this truth).
Marx here foregrounds the limitedness of the presuppositions running through his previous chapters on the production of surplus-value.
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).
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.
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).
On the Mediterranean the old continent frees itself from its Eurocentrism, it discovers that its own limitedness is not an obstacle, but a resource.
Vera King mentions that "the recognition of one's own limitedness, as well as steadfastness and the gift of time, to the generational others, who follow, as well, hold greater vitality" (King 2010:67).
Even as people recognize fully the limitedness of the human being and our capacity for disrupting balance, we must begin by affirming the goodness of creation, including the goodness of every human being.