in limine

Latin phrase in li·mi·ne \ in-ˈlē-mi-ˌne \

Definition of in limine

: on the threshold : as a preliminary matter used for motions regarding the admissibility of evidence brought up at a pretrial hearing

Law Dictionary

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in limine

adverb in lim·i·ne \ in-ˈli-mə-nē, -ˈlē-mi-nā \

legal Definition of in limine

: at the beginning : as a preliminary matter; specifically : before a particular procedure or proceeding takes place

Origin and Etymology of in limine

Latin, on the threshold


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in limine

adjective

legal Definition of in limine

: of, relating to, or being a motion, petition, or order regarding the admissibility of evidence whose exclusion is sought especially on the ground that it is prejudicial

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