in personam

Definition of "in personam"
  1. A Latin term for a legal action directed towards a particular person, requiring them to be served with a summons and complaint, with the resulting court decision affecting that individual exclusively
How to use "in personam" in a sentence
  1. The in personam jurisdiction allowed the court to enforce the judgment against the defendant.
  2. In personam serves as the foundation for the court's right to adjudicate a case involving the defendant.
  3. An in personam order would compel the individual to comply with the court's decision.

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