Definitions for summons

Definitions for (noun) summons

Main entry: process, summons

Definition: 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

Main entry: summons

Definition: an order to appear in person at a given place and time

Main entry: summons, bidding

Definition: a request to be present

Usage: they came at his bidding

Definitions for (verb) summons

Main entry: summon, summons, cite

Definition: call in an official matter, such as to attend court

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