Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A personal action. See Personal Action.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil and common law. A personal action. The ordinary term for this kind of action in the civil law is actio in personam, (q. v.,) the word personalis being of only occasional occurrence. Inst. 4, 6, 8, in tit.; Id. 4, 11, pr. 1. Bracton, however, uses It freely, and hence the personal action of the common law. Bract, fols. 102a, 159b. See Personal Action.