\in-ˈrem \

Definition of in rem 

: against a thing (such as a right, status, or property) used especially of legal actions, judgments, or jurisdiction — compare in personam

First Known Use of in rem

1761, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in rem

Late Latin

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\in-ˈrem \

Legal Definition of in rem 

: against or with respect to a thing (as a right, status, or interest in property) without reference to the persons involved when the Government is proceeding against property in remAustin v. United States, 509 U.S. 602 (1993) an in rem action — see also in rem jurisdiction at jurisdiction — compare in personam, quasi in rem

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