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. 102o, 1596. See PERSONAL ACTION.

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