non est inventus

noun

non est in·​ven·​tus
-in-ˈven-təs, -tu̇s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, he or she has not been found

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“Non est inventus.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/non%20est%20inventus. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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