Definition Of summons


an order to appear before a judge or magistrate, or the writ containing it.

a summons for nonpayment of a parking ticket

authoritatively or urgently call on (someone) to be present, especially as a defendant or witness in a law court.

the pope summoned Anselm to Rome

serve (someone) with a summons.

he has been summonsed to appear in court next month

Example Of summons

  • a summons for non-payment of a parking ticket

  • a summons for nonpayment of a parking ticket

  • A summons requiring the Defendant's attendance was attached to the Order.

  • A royal summons , after all, could not be ignored.

  • After a summons has been issued magistrates can empower the council to take the money it is owed straight out of people's wage packets or deduct it from their income support.

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