Every week TermCoord selects a new term from the European Terminology Databank “IATE”, which is related to relevant political and international issues occurring during the week.
The new term of this week is: Statute of limitations
Definition: that period of time specified by statute within which an action at law must be brought or else be forfeited.
We encountered this term in the following article from ‘The Independent’ website, which concerns the former Italian Prime Minister, M. Silvio Berlusconi: Berlusconi corruption trial ended, 25 February 2012.
So far, in IATE, we have 13 languages for this entry, 10 official EU languages are still missing…