One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverb & adjectiveLaw
Made or availing against or affecting a specific person only; imposing a personal liability.as postpositive adjective ‘rights and duties in personam’Compare with in remas adverb ‘the view that trusts operate in personam’
- ‘If the judgment is only to operate in personam jurisdiction of the thing by seizure or its equivalent is not necessary.’
- ‘It is important to note that our forfeiture provisions operate in personam and that forfeiture normally follows conviction.’
Latin, ‘against a person’.
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