Definition of quasi in rem in English:

quasi in rem

adverb

US Law
  • Of jurisdiction or actions: against or with reference to property within a court's territorial jurisdiction, in order to have power over the property's owner who is not within this jurisdiction.

adjective

US Law
  • Designating a jurisdiction or action of this kind.

Origin

Early 19th century. From quasi + in rem Compare post-classical Latin quasi in rem.

Pronunciation

quasi in rem

/ˈkweɪzʌɪ ɪn ˈrɛm//ˈkwɑːzi ɪn ˈrɛm/