personal service
personal service n
1: a service based on the intellectual or manual efforts of an individual (as for salary or wages) rather than a salable product of his or her skills
2: physical delivery of process to a person to whom it is directed or to someone authorized to receive it on that person's behalf

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

personal service
A method for the formal delivery of court papers in which the papers are placed directly into the hands of the person to be served. Compare: substituted service
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


personal service
n. Actual delivery of a document into the hands of the person for whom it is intended; a delivery of some salable service of manual or intellectual endeavor without charge, as a favor.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


personal service
The actual delivery of process to the individual to whom it is directed or to someone authorized to receive it on his or her behalf.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


personal service
The actual delivery of process to the individual to whom it is directed or to someone authorized to receive it on his or her behalf.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

personal service
n.
   delivering a summons, complaint, notice to quit tenancy or other legal document which must be served by handing it directly to the person named in the document. Personal service is distinguished from "constructive service," which includes posting the notice and then mailing a copy or publishing a summons on a person the court has found is hiding to avoid service, and from "substituted service," which is giving the document to someone else (another resident, a secretary or receptionist, or other responsible adult) at the address.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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