in re
in re /in-'rē, -'rā/ prep [Latin]: in the matter of
— used in the title or name of a case where the proceeding is in rem or quasi in rem and not in personam (as in a matter involving a probate or bankruptcy estate, a guardianship, or an application for laying out a public highway) and occasionally in the title of an ex parte proceeding (as in an application for a writ of habeas corpus)

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

in re
prep.
(Latin) In the matter of; concerning; in regard to; used to entitle judicial proceedings that do not involve adversaries but instead concern themselves with disposing of some situation, such as the settling of an estate.

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


in re
'in the matter of'.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


in re
Latin for "in the matter of." Used in legal documents to refer to a case, particularly a case without an opposing party. For example, "In re Estate of Ruth Bentley" might be used to refer to a probate case about the estate of Ruth Bentley.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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


in re
Latin In regard to. Used in the title of cases involving an interest in property.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


in re
(Latin: In the matter of.)
Concerning or regarding. The usual style for the name of a judicial proceeding having some item of property at the center of the dispute rather than adverse parties.

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


in re
I
[Latin, In the matter of.] Concerning or regarding. The usual style for the name of a judicial proceeding having some item of property at the center of the dispute rather than adverse parties.
II In the matter of.

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

in re
prep.
   short for "in regard to" or concerning. Often "in re" is found near the top of lawyers' letters to identify the subject matter, as "In re Matheson v. Roth," or "In re Estate of Ruth Bentley." It is also used in naming legal actions in which there is only one party, the petitioning party, as in "In re Adoption of Marcus McGillicuddy."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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