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Non Est Inventus

non est inventus n

[Latin, he or she has not been found]
: the return of a sheriff on a writ or process when the defendant or person to be served or arrested is not found in the jurisdiction



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.