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in personam adv or adj
[Latin, against a person]
: against a person for the purpose of imposing a liability or obligation to do or not do something [an action in personam] [an in personam suit] see also in personam jurisdiction at jurisdiction compare in rem, quasi in rem
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.