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THE LIMITATION ACT, 1908

(ACT NO. IX OF 1908).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 7th August, 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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
PART II
LIMITATION OF SUITS, APPEALS AND APPLICATIONS
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
PART III
COMPUTATION OF PERIOD OF LIMITATION
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
PART IV
ACQUISITION OF OWNERSHIP BY POSSESSION
26. Acquisition of right to easements
27. Exclusion in favour of reversioner of servient tenement.
28. Extinguishment of right to property
PART V
SAVINGS AND REPEALS
29. Savings
30-32. [Repealed]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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