Latin. Actions for the recovery of something belonging to the pursuer of the action. These actions were used where the pursuer had a right to, and insisted on delivery being made to him of the ipsum corpus of the subject sought; but they were also used for the recovery of something due to the pursuer. Actiones in rem, were chiefly for recovery of the ipsum. corpus, and arose from a jus in re, although they might also include a demand for indemnity or penalty.