non est inventus


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


Latin, he or she has not been found

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“Non est inventus.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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