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Summons meaning

summons - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To summon.
  2. 2. The act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty.
  3. 3. A warning or citation to appear in court; a written notification signed by the proper officer, to be served on a person, warning him to appear in court at a day specified, to answer to the plaintiff, testify as a witness, or the like.
  4. 4. A demand to surrender.
  5. 5. A call to appear.

summons - examples of usage

  1. At the summons every one was startled. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. She had been over at the shop, and she brought the summons with her. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. The smart little maid- servant who answered the summons appeared to know him, but was naturally none the less surprised by so early a visit. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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