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non est inventus

noun non est in·ven·tus \-in-ˈven-təs, -tu̇s\

Legal Definition of non est inventus

  1. :  the return of a sheriff on a writ or process when the defendant or person to be served or arrested is not found in the jurisdiction

Origin and Etymology of non est inventus

Latin, he or she has not been found

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capable of being understood in two ways

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