in remin rem
Law designating an action or judgment against a thing, as property, as distinguished from one against a person (in personam)
Origin of in remL, literally , against the thing
Against a thing, such as a piece of property, as in a lawsuit establishing its ownership.
Origin of in remLate LatinLatin in against Latin rem accusative of rēs thing, matter
- (law) Against a thing (such as property) rather than a person
- * The church filed an in rem petition with the court requesting that the book be declared obscene.
Latin against the thing
in rem - Legal Definition
Pertaining to a thing or to property. Litigation in rem (as opposed to in personam) determines the respective rights to property that has been brought before the court.quasi in rem
A type of case initiated by the seizure of property that is within the court’s jurisdiction, as a step toward obtaining monetary damages against an individual who is outside the jurisdiction of the court.