Twenty-second Amendment Law and Legal Definition

The Twenty-second Amendment imposed term limits on the office of president of the U.S. It prohibits a person from being elected president more than twice or, if the person succeeded to the office with more than half the predecessor’s term remaining, more than once. The Twenty-second Amendment also states that the article should be inoperative unless it is ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress. It was ratified in 1951.