jurisdiction in personam

Definition of "jurisdiction in personam"
  1. An aspect of jurisdiction where the court has the power to pass judgment on an individual's rights and responsibilities directly
How to use "jurisdiction in personam" in a sentence
  1. The court had jurisdiction in personam, so they were able to rule on the individual's liability for the damages.
  2. Despite being out of state, the plaintiff argued that the court had jurisdiction in personam over the defendant.
  3. Jurisdiction in personam will be considered by the court to determine the obligations of each party involved in the case.

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