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[sur-vee-uh] /ˈsɜr vi ə/
former name of Serbia. Unabridged
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  • Our passage was engaged on the Servia, to sail September 1, when the news of the terrible troubles in Constantinople reached us.

  • Servia was thus forced into the arms of Greece; reluctantly, I think.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • That next morning the newspapers printed in large headlines the ultimatum that Austria had put up to Servia.

  • Servia and Greece were left with almost as serious grievances.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • But Russia had already begun to mobilize, and Prussia, presuming that Servia might thus be rescued, declared war.

  • Austria had made demands of Servia that no country could meet!

  • Near Alexinatz we cross Servia's old frontier, and enter the land that was Turkish twenty-five years ago.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • Servia refuses that demand, and Austria begins mobilisation in order to enforce it.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • Russian Ambassador at Vienna instructed to request extension of time-limit allowed to Servia.

    Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised) Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
  • The revolt was fanned by the Russian emissaries, and it spread to Servia and Montenegro.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
British Dictionary definitions for Servia


the former name of Serbia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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