[ in per-soh-nam ]
/ ɪn pərˈsoʊ næm /
adverb, adjective Law.
(of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a party or parties, rather than against property.
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Origin of in personam
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1880–85
Words nearby in personam
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British Dictionary definitions for in personam
/ (ɪn pɜːˈsəʊnæm) /
law (of a judicial act) directed against a specific person or personsCompare in rem
Word Origin for in personam
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