- (of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a party or parties, rather than against property.
Compare in rem.
Origin of in personam
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1880–85
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- law (of a judicial act) directed against a specific person or personsCompare in rem
Word Origin for in personam
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