[ US /ˈsəmənz/ ]
[ UK /sˈʌmənz/ ]
  1. a request to be present
    they came at his bidding
  2. 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
  3. an order to appear in person at a given place and time
  1. call in an official matter, such as to attend court
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How To Use summons In A Sentence

  • The populist leader has dodged the issue of whether he will refuse a judicial summons to answer questions in the dock. Times, Sunday Times
  • There's the literal, like Chocobos, Moogles and certain summons; and the less so, like a particular visual and musical aesthetic, or themes of war ethics or class struggles. Archive 2008-04-01
  • They are in the nature of a proposed amended writ of summons, a summons for directions and an affidavit in each of the matters and a list of authorities in each of the matters.
  • That was by no means forthcoming and on 23 August 1990 the respondent issued an originating summons in the High Court seeking possession.
  • He was summonsed to appear in court.
  • His death had been a kind of summons; out of his self-willed existence into the service of Cesaria Yaos. GALILEE
  • I summonsed a waiter and reminded him of the coffee and asked if he could also bring some black pepper.
  • He was summonsed over articles that appeared in Australia and PNG in January expressing concerns over rising crime and the security of his family in PNG.
  • He who talks much of his happiness summons grief. 
  • If you could please refer yourselves to the summons on page 22 of the application book.
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