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in rem

[ in rem ]

adverb

, Law.
  1. (of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a thing, rather than against a person, as a legal proceeding for the recovery of property.


in rem

/ ɪn ˈrɛm /

adjective

  1. law (of a judicial act) directed against property rather than against a specific person Compare in personam


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Word History and Origins

Origin of in rem1

1880–85; < Latin: literally, against (the) thing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of in rem1

Latin, literally: against the matter

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in relation toin rerum natura