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in rem

 (ĭn rĕm′)
adv. & adj. Law
Against a thing, such as a piece of property, as in a lawsuit establishing its ownership.

[Late Latin : Latin in, against + Latin rem, accusative of rēs, thing, matter.]
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in rem

(ɪn ˈrɛm)
adj
(Law) law (of a judicial act) directed against property rather than against a specific person. Compare in personam
[Latin, literally: against the matter]
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in rem

(ɪn ˈrɛm)

adv., adj.
(of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a thing, rather than against a person, as a legal proceeding for the recovery of property. Compare in personam.
[1880–85; < Latin: literally, against (the) thing]
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jurisdiction in rem over the artifacts which have actually been brought
Jurisdiction in rem, founded on the presence of property within the court's territorial bounds, can to some extent substitute for personal jurisdiction.
Plaintiff filed suit in a Texas federal court asserting jurisdiction in rem. To avoid arrest of the ship, the underwriters entered into a letter of undertaking (LOU), agreeing to appear as claimants in the suit.