in rem
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 remAustin v. United States, 509 U.S. 602 (1993)
an in rem action see also in rem jurisdiction at jurisdiction compare in personam, quasi in rem

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

in rem
adj.
(Latin) Against a thing; describes actions or proceedings concerning property rather than people, used in cases to determine title to or interests in property within the court’s territorial jurisdiction and that are brought against the property itself, not against the people who own it.
adv.
in rem

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


in rem
'against a thing' (as opposed to against a person).

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


in rem
Latin for "against or about a thing," referring to a lawsuit or other legal action directed toward property, rather than toward a particular person. Thus, if title to property is the issue, the action is "in rem." The term is important since the location of the property determines which court has jurisdiction, and enforcement of a judgment must be upon the property and does not follow a person.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


in rem
adj. Latin Pertaining to a thing or to property. Litigation in rem (as opposed to in personam) determines the respective rights to property that has been brought before the court.
@ quasi in rem
A type of case initiated by the seizure of property that is within the court's jurisdiction, as a step toward obtaining monetary damages against an individual who is outside the jurisdiction of the court.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


in rem
(Latin: In the thing itself.)
A lawsuit against an item of property, not against a person (in personam).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


in rem
I
[Latin, In the thing itself.] A lawsuit against an item of property, not against a person (in personam).
II Against the thing.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

in rem
adj.
   from Latin "against or about a thing," referring to a lawsuit or other legal action directed toward property, rather than toward a particular person. Thus, if title to property is the issue, the action is "in rem." The term is important since the location of the property determines which court has jurisdiction and enforcement of a judgment must be upon the property and does not follow a person. "In rem" is different from "in personam," which is directed toward a particular person.
   See also: in personam

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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