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 and Etymology of in personam

Late Latin, against a person


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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 and Etymology of in personam

Latin, against a person

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