serve notice


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serve notice (on one)

1. To provide or present (to one) a formal announcement or proclamation. You can't just cut people's wages without serving notice in advance! The landlord served notice on the tenants that they were being evicted.
2. To make one fully aware of something. I didn't think I'd hurt myself too badly, but the struggle to get out of bed the next morning served notice to me just how much damage I had done to myself. So many people turned up for my husband's funeral, and it served notice on us how important he had been in our community.
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serve notice (on someone)

to formally or clearly announce something to someone. John served notice that he wouldn't prepare the coffee anymore. I'm serving notice that I'll resign as secretary next month.
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Likewise the landlord could serve notice indicating they were prepared to renew the lease, or the landlord could serve notice saying that they wish to terminate the lease ( on the basis of one or more of the grounds referred to in the 1954 Act.
"A club will not be able to serve notice on a player without paying out his contract in full.
Siddiqi also directed to serve notices for recovery of dues to owners of commercial and industrial plots.
Sources said out of 2700 overseas Pakistanis with assets abroad, the government has decided to serve notices to 300-400 in the initial phase.
According to sources, out of the 2,700 overseas Pakistanis with assets abroad, the government has decided to serve notices to 300-400 in the initial phase.
The tax department is expected to serve notices to more people once it surveys their offices and in a few cases residences.
Landaverde, which held that property owners who serve notices to cure by mail pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Code must add five days for mailing when calculating the expiration date of the notice.
MULTAN -- Director Admin WASA Musa Khan ordered to serve notices on 12 employees of sewerage south division for their absence during duty.