in personam

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From Latin in + personam, literally "towards a person".

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in personam (not comparable)

  1. (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.
    in personam judgment.

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