statute of limitations

Definitions of "statute of limitations"
  1. A time frame set by law during which a person who has experienced an injury or harm can take legal action
  2. A legal time frame within which a criminal offense can be penalized after the crime was committed
  3. A legally specified duration within which a person or entity can begin legal proceedings
  4. A claim in defense stating that the time frame set by law for taking legal action has passed
How to use "statute of limitations" in a sentence
  1. The lawsuit was dismissed because it violated the statute of limitations.
  2. Due to the statute of limitations, the alleged offender could no longer be punished for their past crimes.
  3. The defense lawyer argued that the statute of limitations had expired, thus invalidating the plaintiff's claim.

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