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SUBSTITUTED SERVICE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English practice. Service of process made uuder authorization of the court upon some other person, when the person who should be served cannot be found or cannot be reached. In American law. Service of process upon a defendant in any manner, authorized by statute, other than personal service within the jurisdiction; as by publication, by mailing a copy to his last known address, or by personal service in another state.


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