Procurator in Rem Suam Law and Legal Definition

Procurator in rem suam is a Latin term which means “he is authorized the assignee to sue the debtor in his own name and to keep whatever he received.” In Roman Law, the term means “assignee of a right of action.” In Scots Law, it refers to a situation where a person is acting as attorney as to his/her own property. For instance, when an assignment of a thing is made, as a debt, and a procuration or power of attorney is given to the assignee to debt, and a procuration or power of attorney is given to the assignee to receive the same, he is in such case procurator in rein suam.