WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
non est  (non est),USA pronunciation [Law.]
  1. Lawthe returning of a sheriff 's writ when the person to be arrested or served with it cannot be found in the sheriff 's jurisdiction.
  • Latin: short for non est inventus (he) was not found
  • 1865–70

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