Part 1 – Preliminary

Part 1 – Preliminary 1. Short title, extent and commencement –  1. This Act may be called the Limitation Act,1963. 2. It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. 3. It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government…

2. Definitions

2. Definitions In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires. (a) “applicant” includes (i) petitioner; (ii) any person from or through whom an applicant derives his right to apply; (iii) any person whose estate is represented by the applicant as executor, administrator or other representative; (b) “application” includes a petitions; (c) “bill of…

Part 3 – Limitation of Suits, Appeals and Applications

Part 3 – Limitation of Suits, Appeals and Applications 3. Bar of limitation (1) Subject to the provisions contained in sections 4 to 24 (inclusive) every suit instituted, appeal preferred, and application made after the prescribed period shall be dismissed although limitation has not been set up as defense;…

4. Expiry of prescribed period when court is closed

4. Expiry of prescribed period when court is closed. When the prescribed period for any suit, appeal or application expires on a day when the court is closed, the suit, appeal or application may be instituted, preferred or made on the day when the court reopens. Explanation –…

5.Extension of prescribed period in certain cases

5.Extension of prescribed period in certain cases Any appeal or any application, other than an application under any of the provisions of Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) may be admitted after the prescribed period, if the appellant or the applicant satisfies…

6.Legal disability

6.Legal disability Where a person entitled to institute a suit or make an application for the execution of a decree is, at the time from which the prescribed period is to be reckoned, a minor or insane, or an idiot, he may institute the suit or make the…

7. Disability of one of several persons

7. Disability of one of several persons Where one of several persons jointly entitled to institute a suit or make an application for the execution of a decree is under any such disability, and a discharge can be given without the concurrence of such person, time will run…

8. Special exceptions

8. Special exceptions Nothing in section 6 or in section 7 applies to suits to enforce rights of pre-emotion, or shall be deemed to extend, for more than three years from the cessation of the disability or the death of the person affected thereby the period of limitation…

9. Continuous running of time

9. Continuous running of time Where once time has begun to run, no subsequent disability or inability to institute a suit or make an application stops it: Provided that where letters of administration to the estate of a creditor have been granted to his debtor, the running of…

10. Suits against trustees and their representatives

10. Suits against trustees and their representatives Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing provisions of this Act, no suit against a person in whom property has become vested if trust for any specific purpose, or against his legal representatives or assigns (not being assigns for valuable consideration), for…
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