personal service of process

personal service of process
The actual or direct delivery of the summons or notice, or a copy thereof, to the person to whom it is directed or to someone who is authorized to receive it in his behalf. 42 Am J1st Proc §48.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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