in limine

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

Definition of in limine

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


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in limine

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

Legal Definition of in limine

  1. :  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 in li·mi·ne

Legal Definition of in limine

  1. :  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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