from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A provision, as in a state constitution or city charter, that restricts the number of terms an elected or appointed official may serve.

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  • noun A legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office.
  • noun The maximum number of terms one may legally serve in a particular elected office.
  • verb transitive, informal Alternative spelling of term-limit.


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