nihil habet

noun

nihil ha·​bet
-ˈhāˌbet
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, he has nothing

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“Nihil habet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nihil%20habet. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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