The Limitation Act, 1908

( ACT NO. IX OF 1908 )

1[An Act to consolidate and amend the law for the Limitation of Suits, and for other purposes.


WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the limitation of suits, appeals and certain applications to Courts; and whereas it is also expedient to provide rules for acquiring by possession the ownership of easements and other property; It is hereby enacted as follows:-




1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Dismissal of suits, etc., instituted, etc., after period of limitation

4. Where Court is closed when period expires

5. Extension of period in certain cases

6. Legal disability

7. Disability of one of several plaintiffs or applicants

8. Special exceptions

9. Continuous running of time

10. Suits against express trustees and their representatives

11. Suits on foreign contracts

12. Exclusion of time in legal proceedings

13. Exclusion of time of defendant’s absence from Bangladesh and certain other territories

14. Exclusion of time of proceeding bona fide in Court without jurisdiction

15. Exclusion of time during which proceedings are suspended

16. Exclusion of time during which proceedings to set aside execution-sale are pending

17. Effect of death before right to sue accrues

18. Effect of fraud

19. Effect of acknowledgement in writing

20. Effect of payment on account of debt as of interest on legacy

21. Agent of persons under disability

22. Effect of substituting or adding new plaintiff or defendant

23. Continuing breaches and wrongs

24. Suit for compensation for act not actionable without special damage

25.Computation of time mentioned in instruments

26. Acquisition of right to easements

27. Exclusion in favour of reversioner of servient tenement.

28. Extinguishment of right to property

30-32. [Repealed]

29. Savings