Made or availing against or affecting a specific person only; imposing a personal liability: [as postpositive adjective]: rights and duties in personam [as adverb]: the view that trusts operate in personam Compare with in rem.
More example sentences
- It is important to note that our forfeiture provisions operate in personam and that forfeiture normally follows conviction.
- If the judgment is only to operate in personam jurisdiction of the thing by seizure or its equivalent is not necessary.
Late 18th century: Latin, literally 'against a person'.
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Syllabification: in per·so·nam
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