service by publication
- 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
- In his eviction proceedings, the landlord had to resort to service by publication when the tenant vanished without a trace.
- Due to the missing heir's untraceable whereabouts, service by publication was used to inform of the ongoing probate process.
- The claimant in the case achieved service by publication after the other party deliberately hid their location.