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A limitation period is the time limit for when you can begin a court proceeding for a claim. If the time limit has passed, you will not be able to start a new claim.

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A line of credit is the total amount of money you can borrow from a lender. This term is most often used for a loan agreement with a bank or other financial institution. For example, some people have personal lines of credit.

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A liquidated claim is a claim for a specific amount of money that is owed under a contract or agreement. For example, as set out in an unpaid invoice, unpaid rent, bounced cheque, or unpaid loan.

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A loan agreement is a contract between a lender and a borrower, usually in writing. The lender agrees to give money to the borrower, and the borrower promises to pay the money back to the lender. The agreement includes the terms, which means it says what each person promises to do. For example, it says how much money the lender gives, when and how the borrower should repay the loan, the interest rate, and what happens if the borrower does not repay the loan.

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Local resolution is a way for you to resolve minor complaints involving the police. With local resolution, you work directly with the police to deal with your complaint. Complaints dealt with through local resolution aren’t considered official complaints.

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When a correctional facility is on lockdown, it means that prisoners must stay in their cells. Lockdowns can happen during an emergency, or as a result of staff shortages or riots.

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A lump-sum payment is when you pay something in one single payment, instead of paying in many smaller payments over a period of time. For example, if you repay your entire car loan at once instead of making monthly payments, it is a lump sum payment.

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