Words of Limitation Law and Legal Definition
Words of limitation are used to indicate the duration or terms of the conveyance of real property. They describe the property in land being transferred. They are the words in a deed or will that indicate what type of estate or rights the person being given land receives.
In a grant or conveyance of a freehold estate, words of purchase designate the persons who are to receive the grant, and words of limitation describe the extent or quality of the estate.