in personam, not in rem


in personam, not in rem
A maxim characterizing equity jurisdiction, indicating that remedies administered in equity are made effectual by decrees operating in personam. 27 Am J2d Eq § 122.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • in rem — /in rem/ adv or adj [Latin]: against or with respect to a thing (as a right, status, or interest in property) without reference to the persons involved when the Government is proceeding against property in rem Austin v. United States, 509 U.S.… …   Law dictionary

  • in personam — in per·so·nam /ˌin pər sō nəm/ adv or adj [Latin, against a person]: against a person for the purpose of imposing a liability or obligation to do or not do something an action in personam an in personam suit see also in personam jurisdiction at …   Law dictionary

  • in rem — /in rem/ A technical term used to designate proceedings or actions instituted against the thing, in contradistinction to personal actions, which are said to be in personam. In rem proceedings encompass any action brought against person in which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in rem — /in rem/ A technical term used to designate proceedings or actions instituted against the thing, in contradistinction to personal actions, which are said to be in personam. In rem proceedings encompass any action brought against person in which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Jurisdiction in rem — (Latin, power about or against the thing ) is a legal term describing the power a court may exercise over property (either real or personal) or a status against a person over whom the court does not have in personam jurisdiction . Jurisdiction in …   Wikipedia

  • Quasi in rem jurisdiction — Quasi in rem (Latin, as if against a thing ) is a legal term referring to a legal action based on property rights of a person absent from the jurisdiction.A quasi in rem action is commonly used when jurisdiction over the defendant is unobtainable …   Wikipedia

  • In rem — [L.] (Law) Lit., in or against a (or the) thing; Note: used: (a) Of any right (called {right in rem} or {jus in rem}) of such a nature as to be available over its subject without reference to one person more than another, or, as generally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jus in rem — In rem In rem [L.] (Law) Lit., in or against a (or the) thing; Note: used: (a) Of any right (called {right in rem} or {jus in rem}) of such a nature as to be available over its subject without reference to one person more than another, or, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right in rem — In rem In rem [L.] (Law) Lit., in or against a (or the) thing; Note: used: (a) Of any right (called {right in rem} or {jus in rem}) of such a nature as to be available over its subject without reference to one person more than another, or, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quasi in rem — ə̇nˈrem adverb (or adjective) Etymology: Latin, as if against a thing : as if against a thing (as a right, status, property) proceedings and judgments are quasi in rem when they are in a court having no jurisdiction over the person of the… …   Useful english dictionary


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