In Personam Definition
(law) In a lawsuit against a specific individual, a summons and complaint to give the court jurisdiction that is served to a person to try a case. In personam means that a judgment can be enforceable against the person wherever he/she is.
Origin of In Personam
Late Latin Latin in onto, against Latin persōnam accusative of persōna person
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin in + personam, literally "towards a person".
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