return

  • An acknowledgment and brief description of action taken to serve a writ, notice, or other paper required by a court. A return is also known as a proof of service.

    Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division 1

1Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.sos.state.or.us/­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).