In Personam Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term In Personam.

In Personam (Adverb)

Latin phrase used in legal context, translating to "against a person". It indicates a type of judgement or action specifically directed towards an individual and their assets, rather than at any unassociated property or thing. Unlike 'in rem' actions, which are against the property and are enforceable within the jurisdiction of the property's location, 'in personam' judgements are enforceable anywhere the person is found, regardless of their physical presence in court.