Summons



noun, plural summonses.
1.
an authoritative command, message, or signal by which one is summoned.
2.
a request, demand, or call to do something:
a summons to surrender.
3.
Law.

a call or citation by authority to appear before a court or a judicial officer.
the writ by which the call is made.

4.
an authoritative call or notice to appear at a specified place, as for a particular purpose or duty.
5.
a call issued for the meeting of an assembly or parliament.
verb (used with object)
6.
to serve with a summons; summon.
verb (used with object)
1.
to call upon to do something specified.
2.
to call for the presence of, as by command, message, or signal; call.
3.
to call or notify to appear at a specified place, especially before a court:
to summon a defendant.
4.
to authorize or order a gathering of; call together by authority, as for deliberation or action:
to summon parliament.
5.
to call into action; rouse; call forth (often. followed by up):
to summon all one’s courage.
noun (pl) -monses
1.
a call, signal, or order to do something, esp to appear in person or attend at a specified place or time
2.

an official order requiring a person to attend court, either to answer a charge or to give evidence
the writ making such an order Compare warrant

3.
a call or command given to the members of an assembly to convene a meeting
verb
4.
to take out a summons against (a person)
verb (transitive)
1.
to order to come; send for, esp to attend court, by issuing a summons
2.
to order or instruct (to do something) or call (to something): the bell summoned them to their work
3.
to call upon to meet or convene
4.
(often foll by up) to muster or gather (one’s strength, courage, etc)

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