limited (adj.) Look up limited at Dictionary.com
"circumscribed within definite limits," c. 1600, past participle adjective from limit (v.). The word was used earlier in a now-obsolete sense "appointed, fixed" (1550s). Limited edition is from 1903; limited monarchy from 1640s; limited war is from 1948. As a noun, short for limited express train, by 1883. In British company names, Limited (abbrev. Ltd.), 1855, is short for limited liability company, one in which the liability of partners is limited, usually to the amount of their capital investment.