judgment in rem

Definition of "judgment in rem"
  1. A decision from a court, regarding the status of a specific item or subject, made while exercising in rem jurisdiction
How to use "judgment in rem" in a sentence
  1. The court issued a judgment in rem to resolve the dispute over the property's ownership.
  2. For issues regarding bankruptcy, a judgment in rem is often necessitated.
  3. In order to enforce a lien against property, a judgment in rem was sought.

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