serve notice

[serve notice] {v. phr.} 1. To notify one's employer in a formal orlegal manner that one is quitting the former's employment.

She gavenotice to her boss that she was quitting because of marriage.

2. Tonotify an employee or a tenant that one no longer needs their servicesor wishes to have them as tenants.

The new landlady gave notice toseveral families in our building because they were late in payingtheir rent.