Judgment In Rem Law and Legal Definition

Judgment in rem is a judgment pronounced upon the status of some particular subject matter, or rendered in a proceeding instituted against property, or brought to enforce a jus in re, with no cognizance taken of the owner or persons having a beneficial interest in the property. A judgment in rem furnishes conclusive proof of the facts adjudicated as well against strangers as against parties. [State v. McMurry, 61 Kan. 87 (Kan. 1899)].