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in rem

[in rem] /ɪn ˈrɛm/
noun, Law.
1.
(of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a thing, rather than against a person, as a legal proceeding for the recovery of property.
Compare in personam.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin: literally, against (the) thing
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in rem

/ɪn ˈrɛm/
adjective
1.
(law) (of a judicial act) directed against property rather than against a specific person Compare in personam
Word Origin
Latin, literally: against the matter
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