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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59) But when a judge, particularly on a motion in-limine, has indicated a willingness to reconsider testimony during trial, the evidence should be brought up again at trial and proffered if it is again excluded.
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.