actual notice
actual notice see notice

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

actual notice
Actual awareness or direct notification of a specific fact or proceeding. Actual notice occurs when an individual is directly told about something — for example, when a tenant notifies the landlord that a window is broken, the landlord has actual notice of the broken window. "Personal service" of court documents is another common method of delivering actual notice. Also called "express notice." Compare: constructive notice
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


actual notice
Conveying facts to a person with the intention to apprise that person of a proceeding in which his or her interests are involved, or informing a person of some fact that he or she has a right to know and which the informer has a legal duty to communicate.

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


actual notice
Conveying facts to a person with the intention to apprise that person of a proceeding in which his or her interests are involved, or informing a person of some fact that he or she has a right to know and which the informer has a legal duty to communicate.

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

actual notice
n.
   having been informed directly of something or having seen it occur, as distinguished from constructive notice (e.g. a notice was mailed but not received, published in a newspaper, or placed in official records).
   See also: notice

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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