substituted service
sub·sti·tut·ed service n: 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;

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

substituted service
A method for the formal delivery of court papers that takes the place of personal service. Personal service means that the papers are placed directly into the hands of the person to be served. Substituted service, on the other hand, may be accomplished by leaving the documents with a designated agent, with another adult in the recipient's home, with the recipient's manager at work, or by posting a notice in a prominent place and then using certified mail to send copies of the documents to the recipient.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


substituted service
=>> service.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


substituted service
Service of process upon a defendant in any manner, authorized by statute or rule, other than personal service within the jurisdiction; as by publication, by mailing a copy to his or her last known address, or by personal service in another state.

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


substituted service
Service of process upon a defendant in any manner, authorized by statute or rule, other than personal service within the jurisdiction; as by publication, by mailing a copy to his or her last known address, or by personal service in another state.

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

substituted service
n.
   accomplishing service (delivery) of legal documents required to be served personally by leaving the documents with an adult resident of the home of the person to be served, with an employee with management duties at the office of an individual, with such an employee at corporate headquarters, with a designated "agent for acceptance of service" (often with name and address filed with the state's Secretary of State), or in some cases (like a notice to quit the premises) by posting in a prominent place followed by mailing copies by certified mail to the person to be served.
   See also: service, service of process

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • substituted service — Service of process by leaving a copy of the summons or writ with a suitable person at the residence, dwelling house, or place of abode of the party to be served. 42 Am J1st Proc § 60. In some jurisdictions, the equivalent of actual or personal… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • substituted service — noun : the service of a legal writ, process, or summons otherwise than by personal service (as by leaving it at a defendant s place of business or residence or with his agent, by mail, or by publication) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Service of process — is the procedure employed to give legal notice to a person (such as a defendant) of a court or administrative body s exercise of its jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body or… …   Wikipedia

  • service — ser·vice 1 n 1: the act of delivering to or informing someone of a writ, summons, or other notice as prescribed by law after service of process see also notice by publication at notice, s …   Law dictionary

  • service of process — n. The formal delivery to a defendant of the complaint, summons, or other legal document to notify him or her that a lawsuit has been brought. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell …   Law dictionary

  • service of process — The service of writs, complaints, summonses, etc., signifies the delivering to or leaving them with the party to whom or with whom they ought to be delivered or left; and, when they are so delivered, they are then said to have been served. In the …   Black's law dictionary

  • service of process — The delivery or other communication of a summons, writ, or other process to the opposite party, or other person entitled to receive it, in such manner that, as provided by law, he is charged with having received it, whether by reading the paper… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • service, substituted — n. Service in which the document is presented to someone authorized to receive it on the named party’s behalf. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • constructive service — n: substituted service Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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