Personal Service

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Definition: Personal Service



What is the dictionary definition of Personal Service?

Dictionary Definition


n. delivering a summons, complaint, notice to quit tenancy or other legal document which must be served by handing it directly to the person named in the document.

Personal service is distinguished from “constructive service,” which includes posting the notice and then mailing a copy or publishing a summons on a person the court has found is hiding to avoid service, and from “substituted service,” which is giving the document to someone else (another resident, a secretary or receptionist, or other responsible adult) at the address.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Personal Service are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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