service by publication

Definition of "service by publication"
  1. The delivery of a legal document or notice through an advertisement in a widely distributed newspaper, used when the recipient is missing, hidden, or at an unknown address and has been proven unfindable despite diligent searches
How to use "service by publication" in a sentence
  1. In his eviction proceedings, the landlord had to resort to service by publication when the tenant vanished without a trace.
  2. Due to the missing heir's untraceable whereabouts, service by publication was used to inform of the ongoing probate process.
  3. The claimant in the case achieved service by publication after the other party deliberately hid their location.

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