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