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limited

1. (of governing powers, sovereignty, etc.) restricted or checked, by or as if by a constitution, laws, or an assembly
2. US and Canadian (of a train) stopping only at certain stations and having only a set number of cars for passengers
3. Chiefly Brit (of a business enterprise) owned by shareholders whose liability for the enterprise's debts is restricted
4. US and Canadian a limited train, bus, etc.
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Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.
If, then, the courts of justice are to be considered as the bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments, this consideration will afford a strong argument for the permanent tenure of judicial offices, since nothing will contribute so much as this to that independent spirit in the judges which must be essential to the faithful performance of so arduous a duty.
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.
Yet I exist in the hope that these memoirs, in some manner, I know not how, may find their way to the minds of humanity in Some Dimension, and may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to be confined to limited Dimensionality.
Thus, some time after the return of the travelers, the public received with marked favor the announcement of a company, limited, with a capital of a hundred million of dollars, divided into a hundred thousand shares of a thousand dollars each, under the name of the "National Company of Interstellary Communication." President, Barbicane; vice-president, Captain Nicholl; secretary, J.
The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.
Forming and Using Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (3 vols.) Numerous Authors Practising Law Institute, 1996 and supp.

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