in personamin per·so·nam
Law designating an action or judgment against a person, as distinguished from one against a thing, as property (in rem)
Origin of in personamL, literally , against the person
With respect to a person rather than to a piece of property.
Origin of in personamLate Latin : Latin in, onto, against + Latin pers&omacron;nam, accusative of pers&omacron;na, person.
From Latin in + personam, literally "towards a person".
in personam - Legal Definition
Pertaining to a person or personal rights or interests, as opposed to in rem.