Liberative prescription

Definition
: a period of time set by law (as one year) after which legal action is barred if no steps have been taken to enforce or litigate the right <delictual actions are subject to a liberative prescription of one year ­Louisiana Civil Code>
Liberative prescription is similar to the common-law statute of limitations.



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