in limine

Latin phrase
in li·​mi·​ne | \ in-ˈlē-mi-ˌne How to pronounce in limine (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20limine. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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

History and Etymology for in limine

Adverb

Latin, on the threshold

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