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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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Michael, out of love, would serve Steward, but Michael lorded it over the kinky-head.
Ay, marry," said the messenger, "thou art a brave lad; but our good Sheriff hath offered fourscore angels of bright gold to whosoever shall serve the warrant upon Robin Hood; though little good will it do.
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.
I will serve on board your vessels, because you do me the honor to take me with you; but I shall there serve a more powerful master than the king: I shall serve God
I only fear to be placed so that I cannot serve your majesty.
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.
Heermann has been president of the Nebraska MTA and currently serves as Nebraska's MTNA Senior Competitions chair.
He also serves as secretary to the Quality and Standards Management Committee of the Board of Directors, and as Administrator of the TAPPI/ANSI Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 6.