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serve

To deliver a legal document to a person named in it. This is done formally to comply with due process of law.
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Could I but meet this same Robin Hood I would serve it upon his dainty body, and if he minded it not I would beat him till every one of his ribs would cry Amen.
Fourscore bright angels hath the Sheriff promised me if I serve the warrant upon the knave's body, and ten of them will I give to thee if thou showest me him.
No man shall see my warrant till I serve it upon yon fellow's own body.
Now, ill betide thee, traitor staff," cried Robin, as it fell from his hands; "a foul stick art thou to serve me thus in mine hour of need.
Yet Michael permitted Kwaque to serve him in matters of food, water, and other offices, at first in the absence of Steward attending to his ship duties, and, later, at any time.
Michael, out of love, would serve Steward, but Michael lorded it over the kinky-head.
I had to serve at the meals, which the captain took at regular hours, sitting down with the officer who was off duty; all the day through I would be running with a dram to one or other of my three masters; and at night I slept on a blanket thrown on the deck boards at the aftermost end of the round-house, and right in the draught of the two doors.
Put that i' the right words--you know how--and then write, as I don't forgive Wakem for all that; and for all I'll serve him honest, I wish evil may befall him.
He serves on the school's Facilities Development Committee, and for the last two years has worked to raise funds for a new campus.
Barton currently serves as National Senior Vice Commander.
Tim Ockenfels will serve as Southern division manager.
I was able to serve in a "non-combat" military occupational skill (MOS).