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  • verb transitive, informal To remove (someone) from an elected position by limiting the number of terms he can serve.

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Examples

  • He added that he was all for the term-limit proposal made by Raul, despite the fact that he himself ruled the island for more than 47 years.

    Raul Castro named 1st secretary of Communist party

  • * After leaving office because of term-limit rules, Sanders was succeeded in 1967 by segregationist Lester Maddox.

    Burial for a King

  • But aAny term-limit decision won 't apply to people now in office, including him.

    U.N. Climate-Change Panel Chairman to Stay

  • * After leaving office because of term-limit rules, Sanders was succeeded in 1967 by segregationist Lester Maddox.

    Burial for a King

  • The senior Republican on the panel is Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, who also is seeking a waiver of the GOP term-limit rule.

    Jockeying for House Posts

  • During a long-ago constitutional convention, there were advocates of life tenure and term-limit advocates.

    Matthew Yglesias » For Judicial Term Limits

  • Voters want to see performance more than politics this time around or they will "term-limit" the Republicans in the 2012 election just as they [did] to many Democrats [in 2010].

    Other Comments

  • * After leaving office because of term-limit rules, Sanders was succeeded in 1967 by segregationist Lester Maddox.

    Burial for a King

  • Voters want to see performance more than politics this time around or they will "term-limit" the Republicans in the 2012 election just as they [did] to many Democrats [in 2010].

    Other Comments

  • Current term-limit rules ban Republicans from serving more than three terms as a committee's chairman or, while in the minority, its senior member.

    Jockeying for House Posts

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