Jus in Personam Law and Legal Definition

Jus in personam is a Latin term which means right against a person. It means the right to enforce a particular person’s obligation by instituting an action against such person. In other words it means that the person entitled has a right, availing against a determinate person, to the acquisition of a right availing against the world at large, and, by consequence, his/her right is a right to an act of conveyance or transfer on the part of the person obliged.