process-server love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who processes or summonses; a sheriff's officer; a bailiff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant

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Examples

  • For instance, the Friar tells an aggressive story about a crooked Summoner, a sort of process-server, who runs a string of call-girls and operates a follow-up blackmail racket, relying on the threat of denunciation to the church courts.

    Chaucer's Road Show Revisited

  • Rubempre, endorsed to order of Metivier, and finally to our order, matured the thirtieth of April last, protested by Doublon, process-server, on the first of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two.fr. c.

    Eve and David

  • Rubempre, endorsed to order of Metivier, and finally to our order, matured the thirtieth of April last, protested by Doublon, process-server, on the first of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two.fr. c.

    Eve and David

  • Not a sea-port, where some fine morning the Salaminian galley can appear, bringing a process-server along.

    The Birds

  • Then two days later, he came home to find a process-server waiting for him.

    Fiddler Fair

  • The phone's ringing, there's a process-server at the door, and a corporate helicopter has just landed in the back yard.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • The proximate cause of his being "Boycotted" was his action is serving four processes himself, because neither love nor money nor threats would induce a process-server to do his work.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • However, the family remains, and no process-server would show his face at the rebuilt house for fifty pounds.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • It will be recollected that about a month ago a process-server and his escort retreated on Lough Mask House, followed by a mob, and that on the following day all the farm servants were ordered to leave Mr. Boycott's employment.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • The principal process-server in the town of Tipperary has retired from service, and addressed himself to "J.J." for several days past.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

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