constructive notice

Definition of "constructive notice"
  1. A legal presumption that assumes a person has been made aware of an issue despite not receiving direct communication, through such means as public notices or legal advertisements
How to use "constructive notice" in a sentence
  1. The court deemed that, given the public announcement of the bankruptcy, creditors had constructive notice.
  2. Peter didn't receive the summons personally, but having it legally advertised gave him constructive notice.
  3. Even though she was out of state, through constructive notice, Lisa became aware of the auction of her seized property.

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