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Noun
An order to appear before a judge or magistrate, or the writ containing such an order
“The plaintiff moves on a summons dated 20 July 2005 seeking an order that that application be removed into the Full Court of the High Court.”
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A call or an order to attend a specified place at a specified time
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“She had received a summons to go to the boss's office.”
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The state of being intractable
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An official formal accusation for a criminal offence, or the process by which it is brought to a jury
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Court order authorizing search
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A legal document authorizing actions or conduct related to the administration of justice
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An official order laying claim to the use of property or materials
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Cautionary advice
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A series of words said as a magic spell or charm
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A written command, issued by a judge, requiring whomever it is served upon to do whatever the order says, under penalty of being held in contempt of court
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A message transmitted by telegraph
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The action or fact of calling someone or something back
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An offer of a price, especially at an auction
Verb
Serve (someone) with a summons
“He had been summonsed to appear in court.”
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Bring action against in court
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Demand the performance or occurrence of
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To invite someone to engage in a contest
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To order or instruct to go, or come, to a particular destination or in a particular direction
“Manda proposed that the ZRFU should summon a meeting of councillors to discuss the change of tenure of office from two to four years and then hold elections for new office bearers.”
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To order (someone) to be present
“I was duly summoned to the front row of the upper circle to watch my niece take her very first faltering steps towards an Equity card.”
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To authoritatively call on (someone) to be present as a defendant or witness in a law court
“It has no power to summon witnesses nor to punish for contempt and usually first considers written representations which are then amplified at a formal hearing, normally held in public.”
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To make an effort to produce (a particular quality or reaction) from within oneself
“That's a perspective Bell might not have been able to summon five years ago.”
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Call an image to mind
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To call upon (a person, especially a god) for help, assistance or guidance
“Their spirits may be summoned and used for either good or evil.”
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To summon or signal (to someone or a vehicle)
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To invite someone somewhere
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Call for electronically
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To be purchasable for a specified price
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Bring legal charges against
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Give an authoritative or peremptory order
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To request someone's return
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Recites the rosary
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Appear attractive or inviting
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To initiate legal action against someone
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To issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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To make a clear resonant or vibrating sound
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