Definition - Noun
1 a  : a notification or communication of a fact, claim, demand, or proceeding
see also process service
The requirements of when, how, and what notice must be given to a person are often prescribed by a statute, rule, or contract.
b  : awareness of such a fact, claim, demand, or proceeding

Definition - Transitive Verb
1  : to make known through notice <appeals noticed for the coming session> <a noticed shareholder meeting>
2  : to recognize formally <in a civil action or proceeding, the court shall instruct the jury to accept as conclusive any fact judicially noticed ­Federal Rules of Evidence Rule 201(g)>
3  : to serve a notice to
: to bring about by means of notice <allowed to ~ a deposition from the other party>

Definition - adj
: of, relating to, or being a recording act in which a party having an interest in property has priority over any earlier unrecorded claims of which the party had no notice
compare pure race race-notice

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