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Substituted Service

substituted service n

: the service of a writ, process, or summons otherwise than by personal service (as by mail or publication or by leaving it at a defendant's place of business or residence or with an agent) called also constructive service



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