The Limitation Act, 1908

The Limitation Act, 1908

( ACT NO. IX OF 1908 )

Short title, extent and commencement
1. (1) This Act may be called the Limitation Act, 1908.
(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh.
(3) This section and section 31 shall come into force at once. The rest of this Act shall come into force on the first day of January, 1909.
2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(1) “applicant” includes any person from or through whom an applicant derives his right to apply:
(2) “bill of exchange” includes a hundi and a cheque:
(3) “bond” includes any instrument whereby a person obliges himself to pay money to another, on condition that the obligation shall be void if a specified act is performed, or is not performed, as the case may be:
(4) “defendant” includes any person from or through whom a defendant derives his liability to be sued:
(5) “easement” includes a right not arising from contract, by which one person is entitled to remove and appropriate for his own profit any part of the soil belonging to another or anything growing in, or attached to or subsisting upon, the land of another:
(6) “foreign country” means any country other than Bangladesh 1[* * *]:
(7) “good faith”: nothing shall be deemed to be done in good faith which is not done with due care and attention:
(8) “plaintiff” includes any person from or through whom a plaintiff derives his right to sue:
(9) “promissory note” means any instrument whereby the maker engages absolutely to pay a specified sum of money to another at a time therein limited, or on demand, or at sight:
(10) “suit” does not include an appeal or application: and
(11) “trustee” does not include a benamider, a mortgagee remaining in possession after the mortgage has been satisfied, or a wrong-doer in possession without title.

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