motion in limine

Definition of "motion in limine"
  1. 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
How to use "motion in limine" in a sentence
  1. The defendant's lawyer made a motion in limine to prevent the prosecution from introducing evidence about his past offenses.
  2. 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.
  3. The prosecution filed a motion in limine to prevent eyewitness testimony that was conflicting and potentially confusing.

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