service (n.) Old form(s): seruice
military service, affairs of war
AW I.ii.27[King to Bertram, of Bertram's father] He did look far / Into the service of the time
H5 IV.iii.119[King Henry to Montjoy, of the English army] they will pluck / The gay new coats o'er the French soldiers' heads, / And turn them out of service [i.e. demobilize them]
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