actio personalis moritur cum persona
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actio personalis moritur cum persona‘a personal action dies with the person’; seldom an accurate statement of the law in modern systems.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
Actio personalis moritur cum persona. A personal action dies with the person. This must be understood of an action for a tort only.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.