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Definition of IN INITIALIBUS

In the prellmlna-ries. A term ln Scotch practice, applied to the preliminary examination of a witness as to the following points: whether he knows the parties, or bears ill will to either of them, or has recelved any reward or promise of reward for what he may say, or con lose or gain by the cause, or has been told by any person what to say. If the witness answer these questions satisfactorily, he is then examined in causa, in the cause. Bell, Dict “Evidence.”


Black's Law Dictionary 2nd edition

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