[ in -rem ]
/ ɪn ˈrɛm /
adverb, adjective Law.
(of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a thing, rather than against a person, as a legal proceeding for the recovery of property.
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Compare in personam.
Origin of in rem
1880–85; <Latin: literally, against (the) thing
Words nearby in rem
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British Dictionary definitions for in rem
/ (ɪn ˈrɛm) /
law (of a judicial act) directed against property rather than against a specific personCompare in personam
Word Origin for in rem
Latin, literally: against the matter
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