service of process
- (law) The delivery of information to a person or entity providing notice that they are being sued with sufficient detail for them to respond to the suit.
- The process server could not effect service of process because the defendant was nowhere to be found.
- (law) The effective notification of a lawsuit such that a court may proceed with the case.
- The court found plaintiff's service of process effective, although the defendant refused to receive the complaint.
delivery of information providing notice