limiting instructions

Definition of "limiting instructions"
  1. Directions given by a judge to a jury restricting how they can consider certain pieces of evidence, mainly to prevent misuse
How to use "limiting instructions" in a sentence
  1. The judge gave limiting instructions to the jury regarding the defendant's previous convictions.
  2. To ensure a fair trial, the judge issued limiting instructions about the inflammatory remarks made by the witness.
  3. Limiting instructions were given to the jury about the crime scene photographs.

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