nihil habet

noun nihil ha·bet \-ˈhāˌbet\

Definition of nihil habet

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of nihil habet

Latin, he has nothing

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