statute barred


statute barred
statute barred ˌstatute ˈbarred adjective LAW
a statute barred legal action is one which cannot be brought to trial in a civil court because too much time has passed:

• The solicitor had allowed the case to become statute barred, by failing to serve on time.

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statute barred UK US adjective UK LAW
used to describe a legal action that cannot be brought to court because too much time has passed: »

The judge dismissed the claim on the ground that it was statute barred.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • statute-barred — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : barred by the statute of limitations * * * staˈtute barred adjective Disallowed by the statute of limitations • • • Main Entry: ↑statute …   Useful english dictionary

  • statute-barred — adjective English Law (especially of a debt claim) no longer legally enforceable due to the lapse of time …   English new terms dictionary

  • statute-barred — /ˌstætʃu:t bɑ:d/ adjective referring to legal action which cannot be pursued because the time limit for it has expired …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • statute-barred debt — debt that cannot be claimed legally for repayment because the time allowed to file suit has passed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • statute-barred debt — A debt that has not been collected within the period allowed by law. See limitation of actions …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • statute — n. 1 a written law passed by a legislative body, e.g. an Act of Parliament. 2 a rule of a corporation, founder, etc., intended to be permanent (against the University Statutes). 3 divine law (kept thy statutes). Phrases and idioms: statute barred …   Useful english dictionary

  • statute of limitations — 1 a: a statute establishing a period of time from the accrual of a cause of action (as upon the occurrence or discovery of an injury) within which a right of action must be exercised compare laches, statute of repose b: a criminal statute… …   Law dictionary

  • Statute of repose — Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil procedure Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction Personal jurisdiction Removal jurisdiction Venue Change of venue …   Wikipedia

  • Barred — Bar Bar (b[aum]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barred} (b[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Barring}.] [ F. barrer. See {Bar}, n.] 1. To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate. [1913 Webster] 2. To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barred — Obstructed by a bar. Subject to hindrance or obstruction by a bar or barrier which, if interposed, will prevent legal redress or recovery; as, when it is said that a claim or cause of action is barred by the statute of limitations …   Black's law dictionary