in rem judgment

Definition of "in rem judgment"
  1. A court decision that directly addresses the rights of specific property
How to use "in rem judgment" in a sentence
  1. After the court issued an in rem judgment, the landlord regained ownership of the building.
  2. Often, in public nuisance cases, the city seeks an in rem judgment to address the condition of a property.
  3. Should the vehicle be unclaimed, the agency would secure an in rem judgment to dispose of it.

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