The IATE term of the week: Statute of limitations

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…

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1 Response to The IATE term of the week: Statute of limitations

  1. I. vd Lek ( student) says:

    I would like to add the Romanian equivalent:
    “termeni de prescripție”
    interval de timp, stabilit de lege, inauntrul caruia trebuie sa fie indeplinite actele necesare pentru valorificarea unor drepturi, stabilirea raspunderii juridice sau executarea unei sanctiuni. In conditiile legii, implinirea termenului de prescriptie, fara ca titularii drepturilor sau organelor competente sa fi actionat, pot conduce la stingerea dreptului la actiune in sens material, la dobandirea de catre o alta persoana a dreptului de proprietate sau a altui drept real, la inlaturarea raspunderii juridice sau la inlaturarea executarii sanctiunii.


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