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in personam

[ in per-soh-nam ]
/ ɪn pərˈsoʊ næm /
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for in personam

in personam
/ (ɪn pɜːˈsəʊnæm) /

adjective
law (of a judicial act) directed against a specific person or personsCompare in rem

Word Origin for in personam

Latin
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