suit and service

variants: or less commonly suit service

Definition of suit and service

1 : the obligation of being in attendance at a feudal court and of serving one's suzerain
2 : homage, fealty also : one's full duty

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“Suit and service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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