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Summons

Sum´mons
n.1.The act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty.
This summons . . . unfit either to dispute or disobey.
- Bp. Fell.
He sent to summon the seditious, and to offer pardon; but neither summons nor pardon was regarded.
- Sir J. Hayward.
2.(Law) A warning or citation to appear in court; a written notification signed by the proper officer, to be served on a person, warning him to appear in court at a day specified, to answer to the plaintiff, testify as a witness, or the like.
3.(Mil.) A demand to surrender.
v. t.1.To summon.
Noun1.summons - a request to be present; "they came at his bidding"
Synonyms: bidding
2.summons - an order to appear in person at a given place and time
3.summons - a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
Synonyms: process
Verb1.summons - call in an official matter, such as to attend court
Synonyms: summon, cite

SUMMONS, practice. The name of a writ commanding the sheriff, or other authorized officer, to notify a party to appear in court to answer a complaint made against him and in the said writ specified, on a day therein mentioned. 21 Vin. Ab. 42 2 Sell. Pr. 356; 3 Bl. Com. 279.

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