in re

preposition
\in-ˈrā, -ˈrē \

Definition of in re 

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

First Known Use of in re

1877, in the meaning defined above

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in re

preposition
\in-ˈrē, -ˈrā \

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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