Serve an execution

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Serve an execution to levy an execution 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:

When the law was passed he helped to put it into execution by serving for three years as an Arbiter of the Peace.
"Russia" by Donald Mackenzie Wallace
I have an execution to serve upon them, I warrant thee, shall serve; trust my plot.
"Epicoene" by Ben Jonson
The visit of the sheriff's officer was for the purpose of serving an execution.
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room" by T. S. Arthur
An execution was issued against his goods; but when it was served, it was found that he had no goods.
"Stories of Comedy" by Various
An older scion of the family had served as major-general in Cromwell's army and been executed for signing the death-warrant of King Charles I.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
They would be best served by an exact execution of her duty.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
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:

The director will serve as an executive producer on the Claire Danes CIA thriller.
Marvin Runyon served as an auto executive with Ford an Nissan and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority before taking the postmaster job in 1992.
Rotary International has named John Hewko, an attorney with extensive international experience in both the private and public sectors, to be the global humanitarian service organization's new top executive , serving as its general secretary.
Then for 40 years he served as an executive with the giant A.
The Storage Group (TSG), an Internet-marketing company serving the self-storage industry, has hired Lydia Lovig as an account executive .
Pankow Associates has hired Mark DeFilippo to serve as an account executive based in its Skokie office.
Rubin of Huntingdon Valley is a retired senior executive of an international chemical company, an author and public speaker, who has served on multiple civic boards.
An e-mail circulated Thursday and Friday showed First District Supervisor candidate Mick Gleason was not registered to vote in the county while serving as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer at China Lake.
Anne Arundel County John Grasso will formally open his campaign for the county executive's spot at an event Dec 9 at La Fontaine Bleu – while serving up his own brand of county water.
Baghdad — Tariq Aziz, who served as Iraq's top diplomat under Saddam Hussein , will be executed next year, after US forces have pulled out of the country, according to an adviser to Iraq's prime minister.
O'Boyle Jr, an executive vice president for the New Jersey-based supermarket chain A&P, will serve as chairman and CEO of Marsh , the company said in a statement Thursday.
Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson has begun serving prison time for an extortion conviction.
Congress benefits from having the Fast and Furious controversy viewed as an issue of tremendous national importance, and from affirming the power of the legislature to serve as a check on the executive.
Baghdad — Tariq Aziz, who served as Iraq's top diplomat under Saddam Hussein, will be executed next year, after US forces have pulled out of the country, according to an adviser to Iraq's prime minister.
Auerbach founded Northwest in 1985 after a career as an executive in the apparel industry, and served as chairman until his death.
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In science:

This interface is served by an internal thread that, at start, reads and checks the configuration parameters and, afterwards, parsimoniously monitors the execution of the working thread.
Improving the lifecycle of robotics components using Domain-Specific Languages
It executes an arbitrary sequence of E nd Level F unct ions, which is chosen from among the list of E nd Level F unct ions serving as an environment of CBMC model checking and End-Level random testing.
Property-based Code Slicing for Efficient Verification of OSEK/VDX Operating Systems
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