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state services

plural noun
(Church of England) services appointed to commemorate days of national celebration or deliverance such as the accession of a sovereign
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  • He had conferred upon the state services which no money could purchase.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • In politics, his benevolent optimism had enfeebled the state services, above all, the army.

  • Meeah must have reached Beejapoor before this, and some of my people are going for their yearly state services.

    A Noble Queen (Volume II of III) Philip Meadows Taylor

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