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  • n. The delivery of information to a person or entity providing notice that they are being sued with sufficient detail for them to respond to the suit.
  • n. The effective notification of a lawsuit such that a court may proceed with the case.

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

  • n. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone

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