limitation of action

The policy of the state as expressed in a statute of limitations prescribing the period of time within which an action or proceeding in law or in equity must be brought. 34 Am J1st Lim Ac § 3. The policy of the state as expressed in a statute of limitations prescribing the period of time within which a criminal prosecution must be commenced. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 154. The policy of the parties to a contract as expressed by a provision of the contract limiting the period of time within which an action or proceeding may be brought upon the contract. 34 Am J1st Lim Ac § 67.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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