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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)

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in limine

‘on the threshold’. A preliminary point or plea is said to be made in limine.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Chairman NJPMC Asif Saeed Khan Khosa emphasised that during training, the nominated judicial officers may be sensitised with respect to disposal of appeals in-limine which are not maintainable.
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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.