service of process

service of process
noun
the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
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he accepted service of the subpoena

Syn: ↑service, ↑serving
Hypernyms: ↑delivery, ↑bringing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Service of process — is the procedure employed to give legal notice to a person (such as a defendant) of a court or administrative body s exercise of its jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body or… …   Wikipedia

  • service of process — n. The formal delivery to a defendant of the complaint, summons, or other legal document to notify him or her that a lawsuit has been brought. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell …   Law dictionary

  • service of process — The service of writs, complaints, summonses, etc., signifies the delivering to or leaving them with the party to whom or with whom they ought to be delivered or left; and, when they are so delivered, they are then said to have been served. In the …   Black's law dictionary

  • service of process — noun a) The delivery of information to a person or entity providing notice that they are being sued with sufficient detail for them to respond to the suit. The process server could not effect service of pro …   Wiktionary

  • service of process — The delivery or other communication of a summons, writ, or other process to the opposite party, or other person entitled to receive it, in such manner that, as provided by law, he is charged with having received it, whether by reading the paper… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • constructive service of process — Service of process by publication, posting, mail, or any method of service other than personal. 42 Am J1st Proc § 57. The term is also applied in some jurisdictions to service by leaving a copy of the process at the usual place of abode of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • foreign service of process — Service of process for the acquisition of jurisdiction by a court in the United States upon a person in a foreign country is prescribed by Fed.R.Civil P. 4(i) and 28 U.S.C.A. No. 1608. Service of process on foreign corporations is governed by Fed …   Black's law dictionary

  • foreign service of process — Service of process for the acquisition of jurisdiction by a court in the United States upon a person in a foreign country is prescribed by Fed.R.Civil P. 4(i) and 28 U.S.C.A. No. 1608. Service of process on foreign corporations is governed by Fed …   Black's law dictionary

  • service of process — transfer of documents related to a trial …   English contemporary dictionary

  • service of process —   Ho okō ana i ka palapala kēnā …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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