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Restriction or circum- spection; settling an estate or property; a certain time allowed by a statute for litigation. In estates. A limitation, whether made by the express words of the party or existing in intendment of law, circumscribes the continuance of time for which the property is to be enjoyed, and by positive and certain terms, or by reference to some event which possibly may happen, marks the period at which the time of enjoyment shall end. I’rest. Estates, 25. And see Brattle Square Church v. Grant, 3 Gray (Mass.) 147, G3 Am. Dec. 725; Smith v. Smith, 23 Wis. 181, 00 Am. Dec. 153; Iloselton v. Hoselton, 1GG Mo. 1S2, 05 S. W. 1005; Stearns v. Godfrey, 1G Me. 100.


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