jurisdiction in rem
jurisdiction in rem see jurisdiction

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

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  • 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

  • jurisdiction in rem — Jurisdiction over a res or thing situated in the state, which may be property or a status or relation. Hamm v Hamm, 30 Tenn App 122, 204 SW2d 113, 175 ALR 523. That jurisdiction of the property in contest in an action which is obtained by a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction in rem — Power of a court over a thing so that its judgment is valid as against the rights of every person in the thing, e.g. a judgment or decree of registration of title to land. See also in rem jurisdiction quasi in rem …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction in rem — Power of a court over a thing so that its judgment is valid as against the rights of every person in the thing, e.g. a judgment or decree of registration of title to land. See also in rem jurisdiction quasi in rem …   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 — 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 — 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 quasi in rem — The power of a court over the defendant s interest in property, real or personal, within the geographical limits of the court. The court s judgment or decree binds only the defendant s interest and not the whole world as in the case of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jurisdiction quasi in rem — The power of a court over the defendant s interest in property, real or personal, within the geographical limits of the court. The court s judgment or decree binds only the defendant s interest and not the whole world as in the case of… …   Black's law dictionary

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