non est

[non est]

noun Law.

the returning of a sheriff's writ when the person to be arrested or served with it cannot be found in the sheriff's jurisdiction.

Nearby words

  1. nomura, kichisaburo,
  2. non,
  3. non causa pro causa,
  4. non compos,
  5. non compos mentis,
  6. non grata,
  7. non licet,
  8. non liquet,
  9. non obst.,
  10. non obstante

Origin of non est

1865–70; < Latin: short for non est inventus (he) was not found

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