process server

Origin of process server

First recorded in 1605–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for process-server

messenger, catchpole, pursuivant, summoner

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


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