It's time for another installment of Legalese From A to Z, explaining the plain-English meanings of some common (and some uncommon) legal terms that non-lawyers may find confusing.
What is legalese? It's the specialized language of the legal profession -- words typically used only in legal documents and in court. Here are five legalese terms you may not know that begin with the letter "I":
- In limine. Latin for "on the threshold," in limine is typically used to describe motions, petitions, and orders regarding the admissibility of evidence before trial. A motion in limine, for example, is a request by a party that the court issue an order preventing the other party from introducing evidence that may be harmful until the court has ruled on its admissibility.