from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Law Against a thing, such as property, status, or a right, rather than against a person. Used of an action or a judgment.
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- adj. Against a thing (such as property) rather than a person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Lit., in or against a (or the) thing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In relation to a thing: as, an action in rem: opposed to in personam. See action, 8 .
Late Latin : Latin in, against + Latin rem, accusative of rēs, thing, matter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin against the thing (Wiktionary)
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