Action in Personam Law and Legal Definition

Action in Personam is an action in which judgment is sought against a person. The word ‘in personam’ derived from Latin word ‘in personem’ which means against a person. Judicial proceeding will be against a person and not against the property of that person. Action in personam determines the rights and interests of the parties themselves in the subject matter of the case.

Action in Personam is also called ‘personal action.’