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limbusn. [L. limbus border, edge in limbo on the border. Cf. Limb border.].
  •  An spiritual region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the last judgment.  [1913 Webster]
    " The limbus patrum was considered as a place for the souls of good men who lived before the coming of our Savior. The limbus infantium was said to be a similar place for the souls of unbaptized infants. To these was added, in the popular belief, the limbus fatuorum, or fool's paradise, regarded as a receptacle of all vanity and nonsense."  [1913 Webster]
    "As far from help as Limbo is from bliss."  [1913 Webster]
    "A Limbo large and broad, since called
    The Paradise of fools.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence: Any real or imaginary place of restraint or confinement; a prison; as, to put a man in limbo.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A state of waiting, or uncertainty, in which final judgment concerning the outcome of a decision is postponed, perhaps indefinitely; neglect for an indefinite time; as, the proposal was left in limbo while opponents and proponents refused to compromise.  [PJC]
  •  A border or margin; as, the limbus of the cornea.  [1913 Webster]

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