Serve an attachment

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Serve an attachment to levy such a writ on the person or goods by seizure
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. servir—L. servīre, to serve.

Usage

In literature:

A writ will be served, and an attachment placed upon your furniture; but you will offer no resistance.
"Baron Trigault's Vengeance" by Emile Gaboriau
It was a pleasant enough chamber on the first floor, overlooking the street, and having an alcove attached to it which served for Michelot.
"The Suitors of Yvonne" by Raphael Sabatini
Haven't we an electric battery, and long enough lines attached to it to serve our purpose?
"The Field of Ice" by Jules Verne
It was really growing monotonous, when something occurred at the gun to which I was attached that served to give us an exciting minute or two.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
One Negro, Ralph W. Tyler, served as an accredited war correspondent, attached to the staff of General Pershing, Dr. R.R.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
An outrigger attached to one side serves to balance them in the water.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
It did one's heart good to see him serve an attachment, or levy an execution.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
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In news:

Touting a larger serving size and an attached cap to seal the drink after it has been opened, Capri Sun enticed fans with photos of extremely massive foil pouches prior to the product's release.
This resulting "neo-praetorian" system, as we call it, borrows its name from Rome's Praetorian Guard , which in ancient times served as an elite imperial unit attached directly to the emperor.
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