non est inventus

Definition of "non est inventus"
  1. A term used to describe a sheriff's response to a legal document when the person who is supposed to be served or arrested cannot be located in the legal jurisdiction
How to use "non est inventus" in a sentence
  1. The sheriff was unable to locate the defendant, hence the notation non est inventus was made on the legal document.
  2. The term non est inventus was used when the individual required for arrest was not found within the judicial jurisdiction.
  3. When a person to be served is not found within the area of authority, the sheriff usually reports non est inventus.

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