in limine

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in limine

(in limb-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: motion to suppress)

in limine

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

IN LIMINE. In or at the beginning. This phrase is frequently used; as, the courts are anxious to check crimes in limine.

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In that case, the Georgia Court upheld the trial court's granting of a physician's in-limine motion to exclude evidence that the physician attending a six month-old boy, who died at the hospital, failed his pediatric board examination.