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Limitation Act, 1963

19. Effect of payment on account of debt or of interest on legacy

Where payment on account of a debt or of interest on a legacy is made before the expiration of the prescribed period by the person liable to pay the debt or legacy or by his agent duly Authorized in this behalf, a fresh period of limitation shall be computed from the time when payment was made:

Provided that, save in the case of payment of interest made before the 1st day of January,1928, an acknowledgment of the payment appears in the hand-writing of, or in a writing signed by the person making the payment.

Explanation - For the purposes of this section, -

a. where mortgaged land is in the possession of the mortgagee, the receipt of the rent of produce of such land be deemed to be a payment;

b. "debt" does not include money payable under a decree or order of a court.

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