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- adj. Acting as a limit.
- adj. Grammar Restricting the range of application of the noun modified.
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- v. Present participle of limit.
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- adj. strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
- adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action
- n. the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
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On February 4, 2009 I read an article in the New York Times in which you called limiting the pay of executives of companies who receive federal bailout money "draconian - $500,000 is not a lot of money."
Opponents say voters, and not the council, should decide the issue, since they passed a term limiting referendum in the first place.
The advertising restrictions advance the interest in limiting this commodification in two closely related ways.
Thus when only approved topics can be debated then it skews the public discourse, when it succeeds in limiting discussion.
Magnesium oxide paste has been suggested as an alternative to calcium gluconate gel. 15 Bracken et al. compared the use of 0.13 percent benzalkonium chloride solution, 2.5 percent calcium gluconate gel and 30 percent magnesium sulfate/6 percent magnesium oxide paste to a control (water) for treating dermal burns induced by 70 percent hydrofluoric acid. 26 In this study, calcium gluconate gel was the only agent effective in limiting the extent of the burn.
Recent global economic turbulence has played a part in limiting aggressive international expansion by Korean banks.
Neither the text of the Amendment nor the arguments advanced by its proponents evidenced the slightest interest in limiting any legislature's authority to regulate private civilian uses of firearms.
That Justice Scalia joined the majority in limiting the scope of a search incident to arrest is, in and of itself, unusual.
Kagan, like any nominee for a lifetime appointment to the high court, has questions to answer, including about her role in limiting military recruiters at Harvard Law School to protest the military's policy of not letting gays serve openly.
In Kagan's case, she appeared to endorse controversial views from the Bush administration in limiting civil liberties in the war on terror — views diametrically opposed to some of the most important decisions of the man she hopes to replace, Justice John Paul Stevens.