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 for To accept service
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accept \Ac*cept"\ ([a^]k*s[e^]pt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Accepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accepting.] [F. accepter, L.
     acceptare, freq. of accipere; ad + capere to take; akin to E.
     heave.]
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     1. To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as,
        to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
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              If you accept them, then their worth is great.
                                                    --Shak.
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              To accept of ransom for my son.       --Milton.
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              She accepted of a treat.              --Addison.
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     2. To receive with favor; to approve.
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              The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice. --Ps. xx. 3.
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              Peradventure he will accept of me. --Gen. xxxii. 20.
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     3. To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I
        accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
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     4. To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these
        words to be accepted?
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     5. (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to
        accept a bill of exchange. --Bouvier.
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     6. In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty
        imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This
        makes it the property of the body, and the question is
        then on its adoption.]
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     To accept a bill (Law), to agree (on the part of the
        drawee) to pay it when due.
  
     To accept service (Law), to agree that a writ or process
        shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not
        been.
  
     To accept the person (Eccl.), to show favoritism. "God
        accepteth no man's person." --Gal. ii. 6.
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     Syn: To receive; take; admit. See Receive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Service \Serv"ice\, n. [OE. servise, OF. servise, service, F.
     service, from L. servitium. See Serve.]
     1. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the
        performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at
        another's command; attendance of an inferior, hired
        helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer, master, or
        the like; also, spiritual obedience and love. "O God . . .
        whose service is perfect freedom." --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
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              Madam, I entreat true peace of you,
              Which I will purchase with my duteous service.
                                                    --Shak.
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              God requires no man's service upon hard and
              unreasonable terms.                   --Tillotson.
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     2. The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another;
        duty done or required; office.
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              I have served him from the hour of my nativity, . .
              . and have nothing at his hands for my service but
              blows.                                --Shak.
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              This poem was the last piece of service I did for my
              master, King Charles.                 --Dryden.
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              To go on the forlorn hope is a service of peril; who
              will understake it if it be not also a service of
              honor?                                --Macaulay.
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     3. Office of devotion; official religious duty performed;
        religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial;
        as, a burial service.
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              The outward service of ancient religion, the rites,
              ceremonies, and ceremonial vestments of the old law.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     4. Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.
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     5. Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or
        charge; official function; hence, specifically, military
        or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier.
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              When he cometh to experience of service abroad . . .
              ne maketh a worthy soldier.           --Spenser.
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     6. Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes
        interest or happiness; benefit; avail.
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              The stork's plea, when taken in a net, was the
              service she did in picking up venomous creatures.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     7. Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed. "Pray,
        do my service to his majesty." --Shak.
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     8. The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat
        it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of
        vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was
        tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass.
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              There was no extraordinary service seen on the
              board.                                --Hakewill.
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     9. (Law) The act of bringing to notice, either actually or
        constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law;
        as, the service of a subp[oe]na or an attachment.
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     10. (Naut.) The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as
         spun yarn, small lines, etc.
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     11. (Tennis) The act of serving the ball.
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     12. Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.
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     Service book, a prayer book or missal.
  
     Service line (Tennis), a line parallel to the net, and at a
        distance of 21 feet from it.
  
     Service of a writ, process, etc. (Law), personal delivery
        or communication of the writ or process, etc., to the
        party to be affected by it, so as to subject him to its
        operation; the reading of it to the person to whom notice
        is intended to be given, or the leaving of an attested
        copy with the person or his attorney, or at his usual
        place of abode.
  
     Service of an attachment (Law), the seizing of the person
        or goods according to the direction.
  
     Service of an execution (Law), the levying of it upon the
        goods, estate, or person of the defendant.
  
     Service pipe, a pipe connecting mains with a dwelling, as
        in gas pipes, and the like. --Tomlinson.
  
     To accept service. (Law) See under Accept.
  
     To see service (Mil.), to do duty in the presence of the
        enemy, or in actual war.
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