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Definition of legal process

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Legal process (or sometimes "process"), are the proceedings in any civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution and, particularly, describes the formal notice or writ used by a court to exercise jurisdiction over a person or property.[1] Such process is usually "served" upon a party, to compel that party to come to court, and may take the form of a summons, mandate, subpoena, warrant, or other written demand issued by a court.[2]

References

  1. Walker, David (1980). Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press. p. 1003. ISBN 019866110X.
  2. Black, Henry C. (1990). Black's Law Dictionary. St. Paul, Mn.: West Publishing. pp. 1205. ISBN 0314-76271-x.

Further reading

  • Hartzler, H. Richard (1976). Justice, Legal Systems, and Social Structure. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press.
  • Kempin, Jr., Frederick G. (1963). Legal History: Law and Social Change. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Murphy, Cornelius F. (1977). Introduction to Law, Legal Process, and Procedure. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing.
  • Schwartz, Bernard (1974). The Law in America. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co.

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