jus in rem
In rem In rem [L.] (Law) Lit., in or against a (or the) thing;

Note: used: (a) Of any right (called

{right in rem} or

{jus in rem}) of such a nature as to be available over its subject without reference to one person more than another, or, as generally expressed, a right competent, or available, against all persons. Rights in rem include not alone rights over physical property, but all rights available against all persons indifferently, as those of life, liberty, and reputation. (b) Of actions for recovering or reducing to possession or enjoyment a specific object, as in the enforcement of maritime liens against a vessel, which is made the defendant by a sort of personification. Most actions for the specific recovery of property in English and American law are in the nature of actions in personam against a person alleged to be unlawfully withholding the property. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jus in rem — A right in rem or in re, which implies the absolute dominion over property, the ownership of it independently of any particular relation with another person. The jus ad rem, the right to a thing, is aright which has its foundation in an… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jus in rem — ˈrem noun Etymology: Latin, right against a thing : a right enforceable against anyone in the world interfering with that right founded on some specific relationship, status, or particular property accorded legal protection from interference by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jus ad rem — (ˈ)aˈdrem noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, right to a thing civil & canon law : a right to acquire particular property arising out of another s legal duty : a jus in personam as distinguished from a jus in rem based on full ownership or possession …   Useful english dictionary

  • jus ad rem — See jus in rem …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jus ad rem — / ad rem, äd / n [Medieval Latin, right to a thing]: a personal right to possession of property that usu. arises from a contractual obligation (as a lease) compare jus in re Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • jus ad rem — /jas aed rem/ A term of the civil law, meaning a right to a thing; that is, a right exercisable by one person over a particular article of property in virtue of a contract or obligation incurred by another person in respect to it, and which is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jus ad rem — /jas aed rem/ A term of the civil law, meaning a right to a thing; that is, a right exercisable by one person over a particular article of property in virtue of a contract or obligation incurred by another person in respect to it, and which is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • In rem — [L.] (Law) Lit., in or against a (or the) thing; Note: used: (a) Of any right (called {right in rem} or {jus in rem}) of such a nature as to be available over its subject without reference to one person more than another, or, as generally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jus in re — A right in a thing; a right of property; a property right. See jus in rem …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jus in re — ˈrē noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, right in a thing : jus in rem …   Useful english dictionary

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