process server


noun Law.

a person who serves legal documents, as subpoenas, writs, or warrants, especially those requiring appearance in court.

Origin of process server

First recorded in 1605–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for process-server

Historical Examples of process-server

  • A process-server walked in and handed Vaucross the papers at his table.

  • "Well, I do not know," said the process-server with most exquisite politeness.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

  • "A lawyer should not have to be his own process-server," was the retort of offended dignity.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry

    Charles Neville Buck

  • He did a good trade as bailiff and process-server, and at times had considerable sums of money in his possession.

  • At fifteen he had been taken away from a boarding-school to be sent into the employment of a process-server.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet

    Gustave Flaubert

British Dictionary definitions for process-server



a sheriff's officer who serves legal documents such as writs for appearance in court
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