the ending of a legal right that someone would otherwise have The statute of limitations provides a known cut-off for claims to make business risks more predictable.
the limit of something A compulsory cut-off time at 1am for alcohol sales in bars across the state has been drawing fierce opposition.
the action of stopping the supply of something There will be no immediate cut-off of aid to the country's armed forces.
- cut off|cutoff
- 5pm is the cut-off for receipt of payment on the due date.
- The company's assets exceeded the cut-off amount.
- After the cut-off date, the buyer assumes responsibility for the business.
- to cut off to disinherit (=to remove a person from your will so that they will not inherit anything form you after you die).