edictal citation
in Scottish civil procedure, the service of court papers by public advertisement, usually on the walls of court where the defender cannot otherwise be found. There is a trend towards substituting intimation in newspapers circulating in the area, either as an alternative (as in the summary cause) or along with posting on the walls (as is the case in many insolvency petitions).

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • edictal citation — noun : a citation or summons in Scots and Roman Dutch law proclaimed, published, or deposited in a public place and summoning nonresident or absent defendants to court in civil or criminal cases …   Useful english dictionary

  • Citation — • A legal act through which a person, by mandate of the judge, is called before the tribunal for trial Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Citation     Citation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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