motion in limine
motion in limine see motion

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

motion in limine
A motion made before trial asking the court to prevent the other party from introducing evidence that would be too prejudicial to the party making the motion.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

motion in limine
A motion made before a trial begins, asking the court to decide whether particular evidence will be admissible. A motion in limine is most often made to exclude evidence by a party who believes that evidence would prejudice the jury against him or her. For example, a defendant in a criminal trial might make a motion in limine to exclude evidence of previous crimes.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

motion in limine
n. A motion to limit the evidence that will be submitted to the jury, by excluding matters that are not relevant, are prejudicial, or are otherwise inadmissible under applicable rules.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

motion in limine
A motion made by counsel requesting that information which might be prejudicial not be allowed to be heard in a case.

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

motion in limine
   Latin for "threshold," a motion made at the start of a trial requesting that the judge rule that certain evidence may not be introduced in trial. This is most common in criminal trials where evidence is subject to constitutional limitations, such as statements made without the Miranda warnings (reading the suspect his/her rights).
   See also: in limine, Miranda warning, motion

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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