motion in limine
- A request submitted to the court before a trial begins to rule on the admissibility of certain evidence, typically made to exclude potentially prejudicial evidence
- The defendant's lawyer made a motion in limine to prevent the prosecution from introducing evidence about his past offenses.
- Due to the graphic nature of the photographs, the attorney for the defense asked for a motion in limine to exclude them from the trial.
- The prosecution filed a motion in limine to prevent eyewitness testimony that was conflicting and potentially confusing.