\ in-ˈrā How to pronounce in re (audio) , -ˈrē How to pronounce in re (audio) \

Definition of in re

: in the matter of : concerning, re often used in the title or name of a law case

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of in re was in 1877

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“In re.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20re. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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\ in-ˈrē, -ˈrā How to pronounce in re (audio) \

Legal Definition of in re

: in the matter of used in the title or name of a case where the proceeding is in rem or quasi in rem and not in personam (as in a matter involving a probate or bankruptcy estate, a guardianship, or an application for laying out a public highway) and occasionally in the title of an ex parte proceeding (as in an application for a writ of habeas corpus)

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