in limine
in lim·i·ne 1 /in-'li-mə-nē, -'lē-mi-nā/ adv [Latin, on the threshold]: at the beginning: as a preliminary matter; specif: before a particular procedure or proceeding takes place
in limine 2 adj: of, relating to, or being a motion, petition, or order regarding the admissibility of evidence whose exclusion is sought esp. on the ground that it is prejudicial

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

in limine
'on the threshold'. A preliminary point or plea is said to be made in limine.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


in limine
(In lim-in-ay) From Latin for "at the threshold," referring to a request made to the judge before a trial begins, such as a request to exclude evidence.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


in limine
adv. A motion presented at the outset of a case to determine the admissibility of certain evidence.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


in limine
At the beginning; the threshold.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

in limine
[in lim-in-ay]
   from Latin for "at the threshold," referring to a motion before a trial begins. A motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence is such a motion.
   See also: motion to suppress

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • in limine — /in lee mi ne/; Eng. /in lim euh nee/, Latin. on the threshold; at the outset. * * * in limine /in limˈi nē or lēˈmi ne/ (Latin) On the threshold * * * in limine see in prep …   Useful english dictionary

  • in limine — /in limaniy/ On or at the threshold; at the very beginning; preliminarily. Any motion, whether used before or during trial, by which exclusion is sought of anticipated prejudicial evidence. Braden v. Hendricks, Okl., 695 P.2d 1343, 1348. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in limine — /in limaniy/ On or at the threshold; at the very beginning; preliminarily. Any motion, whether used before or during trial, by which exclusion is sought of anticipated prejudicial evidence. Braden v. Hendricks, Okl., 695 P.2d 1343, 1348. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • In limine — Motion in limine (Latin: at the threshold ) is a motion, made before the start of a trial requesting that the judge rule that certain evidence may, or may not, be introduced to the jury in a trial. This is done in judge s chambers, out of hearing …   Wikipedia

  • in limine — /in lee mi ne/; Eng. /in lim euh nee/, Latin. on the threshold; at the outset. * * * …   Universalium

  • in limine — /ɪn ˈlɪməni/ (say in limuhnee) adverb Law at the outset. {Latin: literally, on the threshold} …   Australian English dictionary

  • in limine — foreign term Etymology: Latin on the threshold ; at the beginning …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in limine — at the beginning, from the start (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in limine — [L.] At the outset, at the beginning, on the threshold …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • in limine — On the threshold; at the outset …   Ballentine's law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”