The Arizona law seems to apply to services beyond those tied to weddings, but same-sex weddings are the impetus for these bills.
With little tax revenue, the municipalities of the towns have no money to develop their infrastructure or services.
In his view, the U.S. economy is hobbled by weak demand for goods and services, compounded of course, by high unemployment.
Other states have frozen already-low Medicaid provider payments or have taken other steps that limit access to services.
To the modern family, these services are utilities no less important than electricity or water.
Caroline herself had engaged his services in the case, and he was faithful.
It lies convenient for us to pay our afternoon services to our mistresses.
This is with regard to my own services in the War that is now over.
He did not think his services were appreciated by his king, and he offered them to Spain.
It was his desire that the services indicated in connection with this estate should continue till this date.
c.1100, "celebration of public worship," from Old French servise "act of homage; servitude; service at table; Mass, church ceremony," from Latin servitium "slavery, condition of a slave, servitude," also "slaves collectively," from servus "slave" (see serve (v.)).
Meaning "act of serving, occupation of an attendant servant" is attested from c.1200, as is that of "assistance, help; a helpful act." From c.1300 as "provision of food; sequence of dishes served in a meal;" from late 14c. as "service at table, attendance during a meal." Meaning "the furniture of the table" (tea service, etc.) is from mid-15c.
Meanings "state of being bound to undertake tasks for someone or at someone's direction; labor performed or undertaken for another" are mid-13c. Sense of "service or employment in a court or administration" is from c.1300, as is that of "military service (especially by a knight); employment as a soldier;" hence "the military as an occupation" (1706).
Also in Middle English "sexual intercourse, conjugal relations" (mid-15c.; service of Venus, or flesh's service). Service industry (as distinct from production) attested from 1938. A service station originally was a gas stop that also repaired cars.
type of tree or berry, extended form of serve (perhaps via Middle English plural serves being taken as a singular), from Old English syrfe, Old French sorbe, both from Vulgar Latin *sorbea, from Latin sorbus (see sorb).
1893, "to provide with service," from service (n.1). Meaning "perform work on" first recorded 1926. Related: Serviced; servicing.
Work done for others as an occupation or business. (Compare goods.)