in propria persona
in pro·pria per·so·na /in-'prō-prē-ə-pər-'sō-nə, -per-'sō-nä/ adv [Latin]: in one's own person: without the assistance of an attorney: pro se
the defendant appeared in propria persona

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

in propria persona
See: pro per
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


in propria persona
Persons who present their own case without lawyers. (See pro se.)

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

in propria persona
adj.
   from Latin "for one's self," acting on one's own behalf, generally used to identify a person who is acting as his/her own attorney in a lawsuit. The popular abbreviation is "in pro per." In the filed legal documents (pleadings), the party's name, address and telephone number are written where the name, address and telephone number of the attorney would normally be stated. The words "in propria persona" or "in pro per" are typed where normally it would say "attorney for plaintiff." Judges sometimes warn a party "in propria persona" of the old adage that "anyone who represents himself in court has a fool for a client and an ass for an attorney."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • propria persona — See: pro per Category: Representing Yourself in Court Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Category: Working With a Lawyer Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • propria persona — /prowpriya parsowna/ See in propria persona …   Black's law dictionary

  • propria persona — See in propria persona …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • in propria persona — /in prowpriya parsowna/ In one s own proper person. It was formerly a rule in pleading that pleas to the jurisdiction of the court must be plead in propria persona, because if pleaded by attorney they admit the jurisdiction, as an attorney is an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in propria persona — /in prowpriya parsowna/ In one s own proper person. It was formerly a rule in pleading that pleas to the jurisdiction of the court must be plead in propria persona, because if pleaded by attorney they admit the jurisdiction, as an attorney is an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in propria persona — [in prō′prē ə pər sō′nə] [L] in one s own person or right …   English World dictionary

  • in propria persona — adv. in his or her own person. Etymology: L * * * in propria persona see in prep …   Useful english dictionary

  • in propria persona — adverb Etymology: Medieval Latin Date: 1654 in one s own person or character ; personally; especially without the assistance of an attorney …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in propria persona — /in proh pree euh peuhr soh neuh/, Law. represented by oneself and not by an attorney. Abbr.: in pro. per. [1645 55; < L: in one s own person] * * * …   Universalium

  • in propria persona — adverb By the person himself/herself; often used when a defendant is representing himself/herself in court without an attorney …   Wiktionary

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