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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 offense, or the process by which it is brought to a jury
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A written or verbal request inviting someone to go somewhere or to do something
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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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Summoning
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A message transmitted by telegraph
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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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The action or fact of calling someone or something back
Verb
Serve (someone) with a summons
“He had been summonsed to appear in court.”
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To accuse of wrongdoing
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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 (someone) to be present or to go to a given location
“He rang the nearest bell to summon his butler, James, the source of all knowledge.”
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To authoritatively call on (someone) to be present as a defendant or witness in a law court
“Ordinarily, a Magistrate is bound to summon witnesses cited by a person committed for trial to the Court of Session.”
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To call for a meeting or gathering of people
“Megavett would appreciate it if their ship's captain could summon a meeting between our two seniormost staff.”
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To give an order or command to someone
“He was a musician so skilled that a king would summon him to play because his music would drive away the king's depression when nothing else helped.”
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To ask or make a request for (something)
“He now had the opportunity to summon support for his application from those with whom he had been working.”
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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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To evoke or call an image or memory to mind
“The Kammerspiele's spectators watching Der Sturm might thus summon their memories of other great productions staged in this venue.”
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To conjure or cause to appear by summoning or calling upon
“Those who would expel the spirits of evil must summon the spirits of the five elements.”
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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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Bring legal charges against
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Recites the rosary
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To remember or bring back to mind
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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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