Talk:in rem

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in personam[edit]

Law against a person, in contrast to in rem, would be in personam, also of a Latin derivation. N2e 16:08, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Webster 1913 definition[edit]

Here is the Webster 1913 definition, which seems to cover some ground that ours does not. Equinox 21:12, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

"(a) Of any right (called right in rem or jus in rem) of such a nature as to be available over its subject without reference to one person more than another, or, as generally expressed, a right competent, or available, against all persons. Rights in rem include not alone rights over physical property, but all rights available against all persons indifferently, as those of life, liberty, and reputation. (b) Of actions for recovering or reducing to possession or enjoyment a specific object, as in the enforcement of maritime liens against a vessel, which is made the defendant by a sort of personification. Most actions for the specific recovery of property in English and American law are in the nature of actions in personam against a person alleged to be unlawfully withholding the property."