in rem
adverb or adjective Etymology: Late Latin Date: 1761 against a thing (as a right, status, or property) — used especially of legal actions, judgments, or jurisdiction; compare in personam

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in rem — /in rem/ adv or adj [Latin]: 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 rem Austin v. United States, 509 U.S.… …   Law dictionary

  • In rem — is Latin for in a thing . In a lawsuit, an action in rem is directed towards some specific piece of property, rather than being a claim for, say, monetary compensation against a person (which is an in personam or personal action). It focuses on… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • in rem — /in rem /, Law. (of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a thing, rather than against a person, as a legal proceeding for the recovery of property. Cf. in personam. [1880 85; < L: lit., against (the) thing] * * * …   Universalium

  • in rem — adjective Against a thing (such as property) rather than a person , The church filed an in rem petition with the court requesting that the book be declared obscene …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quasi in rem — / in rem/ adv or adj [Latin, as if against a thing]: as if one were proceeding against the thing used esp. in reference to proceedings (as for attachment of property) in which one seeks satisfaction of a claim against a person by adjudication of… …   Law dictionary

  • Jurisdiction in rem — (Latin, power about or against the thing ) is a legal term describing the power a court may exercise over property (either real or personal) or a status against a person over whom the court does not have in personam jurisdiction . Jurisdiction in …   Wikipedia

  • Quasi in rem jurisdiction — Quasi in rem (Latin, as if against a thing ) is a legal term referring to a legal action based on property rights of a person absent from the jurisdiction.A quasi in rem action is commonly used when jurisdiction over the defendant is unobtainable …   Wikipedia

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