in rem jurisdiction

Definition of "in rem jurisdiction"
  1. The ability of a court to exercise its power over certain property, permitting it to issue decisions that affect a person's rights regarding that property
How to use "in rem jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. In rem jurisdiction was established, allowing the court to make decisions over the disputed property.
  2. Without in rem jurisdiction, the court couldn't issue a decision about the estate.
  3. To resolve property disputes, the court needs to establish in rem jurisdiction.

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