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

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“Substituted service.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/substituted%20service. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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