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

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in limine

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

Legal Definition of in limine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

in limine

adjective

Legal Definition of in limine (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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Adverb

Latin, on the threshold

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