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in limine litis

English translation: at the start of the procedure, in limine litis


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Latin term or phrase:in limine litis
English translation:at the start of the procedure, in limine litis
Entered by: Brigitte Gendebien
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01:41 Aug 22, 2000
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Latin term or phrase: in limine litis
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M Lalevee
at the start of the procedure or in limine litis
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naat the start of the procedure or in limine litis
Brigitte Gendebien
nasee below
Laura Gentili



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In limine litis
Expression qui signifie littéralement: "au seuil du procès", c'est à dire au seuil de l'instance. Elle est composée de la préposition in (+ ablatif) = sur et des substantifs limen (limine à l'ablatif) = seuil et lis (litis au génitif, cas du complément du nom) = procès. In limine litis vise la date limite au-delà de laquelle le droit d'exciper est irrémédiablement perdu. Le seuil de l'instance est franchi lorsque l'instance est liée par le dépôt des conclusions au fond; à partir de ce moment-là, tous moyens ayant pour objet, soit de faire déclarer la procédure irrégulière ou éteinte, soit d'en suspendre l e cours sont frappés d'irrecevabilité.

Laura Gentili
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