nihil habet

nihil ha·​bet | \ -ˈhāˌbet \

Definition of nihil habet

: a return by a sheriff or other officer made on a scire facias or other writ indicating that the defendant has no property within reach of the process, and the defendant has not been served

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History and Etymology for nihil habet

Latin, he has nothing

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“Nihil habet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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