English version

serve a summons/writ etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishserve a summons/writ etcserve a summons/writ etcSCLto officially send or give someone a written order to appear in a court of law serve
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serve a summons/writ etcVoice over Jaguar has already served a writ on one customer who withdrew his order.In some ways it's like serving a writ, only in this circumstance it's entirely beneficial to the recipient.
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