Definitions for "Service of process"
The act of presenting the complaint or summons to the defendant or respondent usually done by a process server, a sheriff, a constable or by certified mail
The act of providing an opposing party with notice of a pleading or action to assure that the opposing party is aware of the action and is given an opportunity to appear.
The delivery of writs, summonses, etc. to the party to whom or with whom they ought to be delivered or left.