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serve

to deliver conclusively a legal document such as a writ or summons.
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We'll keep you posted of our progress in serving two masters -- print and online.
The findings bring to light a widespread insurance company practice that effectively places in-house defense counsel in the position of serving two masters: the insurer, which pays the attorney's salary, and the policyholder client, whose interests the attorney is ethically bound to defend.
In this case, serving two masters ultimately serves neither.
In the private sector, the EP specialist may work for the CEO but report to corporate security, thereby serving two masters.
To serve the People of God it is necessary to belong exclusively to God and be free from any tie that might compromise not only consecration to God, but also exclusive service of God in favour of His people and which might involve the danger of serving two masters."