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Suit and service

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Suit and service (Feudal Law) the duty of feudatories to attend the courts of their lords or superiors in time of peace, and in war to follow them and do military service; -- called also suit service.
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Quotations

  • Omar Nelson Bradley
    Omar Nelson Bradley
    “I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.”

Usage

In literature:

The service does not suit them, and as for you, you know nothing about it.
"Marie" by Alexander Pushkin
I think I have done suit and service long enough.
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
He may sell his service to whom he pleases at what price may suit him, and if by doing so he ruins men and cities, it is nothing to him.
"The Theory of Social Revolutions" by Brooks Adams
The six kneeling angels display variety of attitude suited to several shades of devout affection and adoring service.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
William, being very rich, forgot to ride to Dudley every three weeks, to perform suit and service at Someri's court.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
It would be hard to find a people better suited for domestic and personal service than the Negro.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Will you join us for a month, till you see whether you like our service, and we can judge how your service will suit us?
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
Murk went around the suite, straightening things and trying to be of service.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
I could limit Paul's calls to suit myself, and that assistant would be at my service.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Furloughs or vacations should be regulated to suit the library service, and not allow several to be absent at the same time.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Evidently, someone on room service had found the suite to be supposedly empty and had sent a boy up to investigate.
"The Common Man" by Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
He found the word in the English text; it suited his purpose, and he at once pressed it into his service.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, August 1865" by Society of Clergymen
Both had been opposed to Repton in the present suit, and had held heavy retainers for their services.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The joyful crowds assembled at this service scarcely left the imperial family and their suite a free space for the exercise of their devotions.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine" by Various
In short, Mr. Rivers was Enid's sworn knight, and did her suit and service.
"That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 2(of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
Both Europeans were in khaki suits, quite looking like having seen service, and wore Terai hats.
"The Heath Hover Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
And this was the very day that Nora donned her new service suit.
"The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge" by Lilian Garis
He met a hermit, who told him to fast and pray; but Christopher said that these things did not suit him, and he wanted some easier service.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
My services suited her better, and I often had the honor of superseding Frances.
"Rutledge" by Miriam Coles Harris
This suit, together with boots, a single pair of socks and a shirt, was all that they possessed after five years of service.
"In the Foreign Legion" by Erwin Rosen
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In news:

Blue Martini Software announced today Blue Martini 5, the latest version of its suite of personalization software for marketing, sales and Web self-service.
Decision Intelligence, Inc, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based consulting, analytics and database-marketing solutions company, has announced the launch of clario, its new suite of Web-hosted software services.
Suite of ad products and digital agency services will enhance current offering.
Offering standardized AV systems suited to a variety of applications can help integrators lower costs and improve service.
Marshall Hotels & Resorts Inc, a hotel management and services company, has been appointed receiver for the Holiday Inn Danbury in Connecticut and Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Allentown Airport in Pennsylvania.
Sprint's new BYOD management solution rounds out its professional services suite and includes features like helping companies define their BYOD policies.
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp. Is expanding its data-center service and Internet version of its Office software suite into China.
They wanted to find the perfect hangout, a place where they could find everything they wanted, which for them came down to "cold beer, drinks to suit any situation, good food, friendly service, and reasonable prices".
It was about 4 am last Friday when a pot of coffee and three liters of Evian arrived at my suite in Memphis ' Peabody Hotel, and the room service fellow asked where I was from.
Reelcraft Portable Lube Rig Reels are engineered and manufactured specifically for rough duty lube service applications and are equally suited for plant and field use.
Jamestown Radiologists has acquired Jamestown Medical Imaging, the full-service MRI, CT and Ultrasound suite located at The Riverwalk Center, 15 S Main St.
With private five-star accommodations, dining and service, the all-suite Greg and Stacey Renker Pavilion offers Eisenhower Medical Center patients the finest in healthcare amenities.
Transform your Cape or Islands home in 2012 with our annual Cape Cod HOME Resource Guide, brimming with features on Cape and Islands businesses and informative ACCENTS on services and products uniquely suited to our coastal world.
Kim Seymour Vice President, Executive Talent Management and Consumer Services HR American Express Co. New York's grittiness suits Kim Seymour just fine.
While there has been some grumbling in the industry about the ethics and logistics when literary agents start acting as publishers, many firms are now offering a suite of services in this area.
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In science:

The FuturICT FET Flagship project is confident it can extend its suite of research partners that can provide cash and/or in-kind contributions with additional MNCs and SMEs as well as develop linkages with large quantities of SMEs that are active in the areas of Big Data, Open Data, analytics or services.
FuturICT
We have attempted to make a case for global information network which we believe is well suited for many of the current and emerging services as Metcalfe’s law is even more relevant in the information realm.
A Case for a Global Information Network
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