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in personam

[in per-soh-nam] /ɪn pərˈsoʊ næm/
adverb, adjective, Law.
1.
(of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a party or parties, rather than against property.
Compare in rem.
Origin of in personam
1880-1885
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1880-85
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in personam

/ɪn pɜːˈsəʊnæm/
adjective
1.
(law) (of a judicial act) directed against a specific person or persons Compare in rem
Word Origin
Latin
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