non est inventus

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

Legal Definition of non est inventus

: 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

History and Etymology for non est inventus

Latin, he or she has not been found

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