Synonyms for summons

Synonyms for (noun) summons

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: judicial writ, writ

Definition: (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

Synonyms: summons

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

Similar words: order

Definition: (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed

Usage: the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London

Synonyms: summons, bidding

Definition: a request to be present

Usage: they came at his bidding

Similar words: invitation

Definition: a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something

Usage: an invitation to lunch; she threw the invitation away

Synonyms for (verb) summons

Synonyms: summon, summons, cite

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

Similar words: call, send for

Definition: order, request, or command to come

Usage: She was called into the director's office; Call the police!

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