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Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you.It means "Returned to clerk." That means that a process server tried to serve the complaint (lawsuit) but for some reason - a bad address, for example -- service of process could not take place so it was returned unserved. Once it is served on a party, the process server fills out an affidavit of service of process reflecting that they served the party, and the court records would read "Citation returned served."