substituted service

noun
sub·​sti·​tut·​ed service

Legal Definition of substituted service

: the service of a writ, process, or summons otherwise than by personal service (as by mail or publication or by leaving it at a defendant's place of business or residence or with an agent)

called also constructive service

Comments on substituted service

What made you want to look up substituted service? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a usually brief trip or an expedition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!