Lim"i*ta*ry (?), a. [L.limitaris. See Limit , v. t.]

1.

Placed at the limit, as a guard.

"Proud limitary cherub."

Milton.

2.

Confined within limits; limited in extent, authority, power, etc.

"The limitary ocean."

Trench.

The poor, limitary creature calling himself a man of the world. De Quincey.

3.

Limiting, or tending to limit; restrictive.

Doctrines limitary, if not subversive of the papal power. Milman.

 

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Lim"i*ta*ry, n.; pl. -ries ().

1.

That which serves to limit; a boundary; border land.

[Obs.]

Fuller.

2.

A limiter. See Limiter, 2.

 

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