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in personam

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adverb or adjective in per·so·nam \ˌin-pər-ˈsō-ˌnam, -ˌnäm\

Definition of in personam

  1. :  against a person for the purpose of imposing a liability or obligation —used especially of legal actions, judgments, or jurisdiction — compare in rem



Origin of in personam

Late Latin, against a person


First Known Use: 1771


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in personam

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adverb or adjective in per·so·nam \ˌin-pər-ˈsō-nəm\

Legal Definition of in personam

  1. :  against a person for the purpose of imposing a liability or obligation to do or not do something <an action in personam> <an in personam suit> — see also in personam jurisdiction at jurisdiction — compare in rem, quasi in rem



Origin of in personam

Latin, against a person


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