To serve a process

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To serve a process (Law) in general, to read it, so as to give due notice to the party concerned, or to leave an attested copy with him or his attorney, or his usual place of abode.
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Usage

In literature:

It is like sending process-servers with stamped paper to serve upon a lion.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
During this process, the water should cook down until just a sufficient amount to serve with the beans remains.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
These facts serve to show that great care and attention are necessary to produce good bread by a fermentative process.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
But to show what I mean by subdividing a difficult process so as to make each step simple, I will take a case which may serve as an example.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
The procession was again formed, and they were escorted about town to Fort Sewall, where a dinner was served.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5" by Various
All it can do is to serve as a weeding-out process.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
If the end is sufficiently interesting it may serve to throw a halo of interest over the whole process connected with it.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
During his clerkship he was sent to serve some legal process on a man whose name and address were given to him with legacy accuracy.
"The Jest Book" by Mark Lemon
In addition to serving as a food, why is water necessary for life processes?
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
But to show what I mean by subdividing a difficult process, so as to make each step simple, I will take a case which may serve as an example.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
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In news:

Mount Vernon — Fairfax County Police shot a 61-year-old man who confronted them with a knife during the process of attempting to serve him with an arrest warrant for destruction of property.
The DoD 5015.2-STD certification process serves as a way to demonstrate that records management software meets mandatory functional requirements for use in the US federal government.
The presentation of results from clinical trials at conferences and in the peer-reviewed literature is an important part of the scientific process, serving as a venue to stimulate debate and to push research forward.
A woman who a local restaurant manager refused to serve claiming she is a habitually poor tipper told WXII Wednesday she is in the process of consulting an attorney.
In June, the Obama administration announced a new process that grants work permits and temporary stays of deportation to young undocumented immigrants who want to go to college or serve in the military.
From caloric intake to exercises, it'll all be processed by the app and spit out in fancy-looking graphs and data tables that serve as a great motivator -- and occasionally a reality check.
In the Senate we always like to see our Georgia youth getting a "floor level" view of the legislative process by serving as pages during session.
On April 30, in Edmond, Oklahoma, a team of lawyers and process servers attempted to personally serve Rwandan President Paul Kagame with an eight count lawsuit, which includes racketeering to acquire and control the resources of eastern D.R.
The APA Office on Disability Issues in Psychology and Committee on Disability Issues can be a great resources in this process or serve as an effective liaison to disability populations, and so on.
An Auburn process server says she plans on returning to work next week after being allegedly assaulted by a man who she had previously served with eviction papers.
After a rigorous, time-consuming process that involved personal background questionnaires, security clearances, health screenings, interviews and much soul-searching, the couple, along with 40 others, were selected to serve in Uganda.
The new and improved CL50 Series E for continuous feed vegetable prep from Robot Coupe U.S.A. Inc, prepares 1,200 servings in 3 hours or less and has 39 different processing discs available to give unmatched processing versatility.
In addition to 100 hand-processed teas they also serve herb-infused cocktails and put on a traditional English-style tea service complete with cucumber sandwiches that's a fun diversion if you're looking for an excuse to dress up.
The prisoner, referred to as A, was serving time for an unknown offence when she tried to escape, attacking a police guard in the process.
In an effort to make that determination, we created a process, a voluntary process, where an individual could sign a form that would basically serve as an affidavit.
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In science:

Such a process, with q = 1 − p, will serve as the process dual to the p-simple coalescing random walk on Zm in the following way.
Balls-in-boxes duality for coalescing random walks and coalescing Brownian motions
For each w, p(w, z′ , z) can serve as the transition probability of a Markov process on Zd and the measure corresponding to this process, starting from 0, is denoted by Qw.
Random walks in a random environment
The randomization process can serve as a basis of inference and is an alternative to relying on a random sample as the basis of inference.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
Since this process (under the name of local time for Bessel(3) process) also serves as a scaling limit of the “height profile” for CBP itself, see [Ald91b, Conjecture 7] and [Git98], we can say that the infinite Markov random tree that we construct belongs to the same universality class as the original CBP.
Thermodynamic Limit for Large Random Trees
Gaseous inflow is a key process in galaxy evolution, serving to regulate chemical abundances and provide fuel for star formation.
Exploring the Origin and Fate of the Magellanic Stream with Ultraviolet and Optical Absorption
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