in limine

Definitions of "in limine"
  1. A phrase used to refer to a matter that is addressed at the start, usually as a preliminary issue
  2. A term that pertains to a request, proposal, or order concerning the acceptance of evidence, especially when there is a desire to exclude it due to potential bias or harm
How to use "in limine" in a sentence
  1. The attorney filed an in limine motion to prevent any mention of his client's prior arrests during the trial.
  2. The judge ruled on the in limine issue before the jury was even called in.
  3. In their in limine motion, the defense sought to exclude certain harmful evidence from being presented.

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