jurisdiction in personam
jurisdiction in personam see jurisdiction

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

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  • jurisdiction in personam — Jurisdiction over the person of the defendant which can be acquired only by service of process upon the defendant in the state to which the court belongs or by his voluntary submission to jurisdiction. Pennoier v Neff, 95 US 714, 24 L Ed 565 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction in personam — Power which a court has over the defendant s person and which is required before a court can enter a personal or in personam judgment. Pennoyer v. Neff, 95 U.S. 714, 24 L.Ed. 565. It may be acquired by an act of the defendant within a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction in personam — Power which a court has over the defendant s person and which is required before a court can enter a personal or in personam judgment. Pennoyer v. Neff, 95 U.S. 714, 24 L.Ed. 565. It may be acquired by an act of the defendant within a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction — ju·ris·dic·tion /ˌju̇r əs dik shən/ n [Latin jurisdictio, from juris, genitive of jus law + dictio act of saying, from dicere to say] 1: the power, right, or authority to interpret, apply, and declare the law (as by rendering a decision) to be… …   Law dictionary

  • Jurisdiction — In law, jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning law and dicere meaning to speak ) is the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and,… …   Wikipedia

  • jurisdiction — A term of comprehensive import embracing every kind of judicial action. Federal Land Bank of Louisville, Ky. v. Crombie, 258 Ky. 383, 80 S.W.2d 39, 40. It is the power of the court to decide a matter in controversy and presupposes the existence… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction — A term of comprehensive import embracing every kind of judicial action. Federal Land Bank of Louisville, Ky. v. Crombie, 258 Ky. 383, 80 S.W.2d 39, 40. It is the power of the court to decide a matter in controversy and presupposes the existence… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction of the person — See jurisdiction in personam …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction over person — The legal power of the court to render a personal judgment against a party to an action or a proceeding. Imperial v. Hardy, La., 302 So.2d 5, 7. See jurisdiction in personam …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction of the person — See jurisdiction in personam …   Black's law dictionary

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