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res n

1 : a thing (as a property, interest, or status) as opposed to a person that is the object of rights and esp. that is the subject matter of litigation [a court with jurisdiction over the of the suit] compare in personam, in rem, quasi in rem
2 : corpus [the of the trust was the marital home "Stopka v. Commercial Embroidery, Inc., 428 N.E.2d 1130 (1981)"]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.