summons

  • 1 summons — sum·mons 1 / sə mənz/ n pl sum·mons·es / mən zəz/: a written notification that one is required to appear in court: as a: a document in a civil suit that is issued by an authorized judicial officer (as a clerk of court) and delivered to a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Summons — Sum mons, n.; pl. {Summonses}. [OE. somouns, OF. sumunse, semonse, semonce, F. semonce, semondre to summon, OF. p. p. semons. See {Summon}, v.] 1. The act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 summons — [sum′ənz] n. pl. summonses [ME somounce < Anglo Fr somonse < OFr sumunse < pp. of somondre: see SUMMON] 1. a) an order or command to come, attend, appear, or perform some action b) Law an official order to appear in court, specif. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 summons — ► NOUN (pl. summonses) 1) an order to appear in a law court. 2) an act of summoning. ► VERB chiefly Law ▪ serve with a summons …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Summons — Sum mons, v. t. To summon. [R. or Colloq.] Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Summons — For other uses, see Summons (disambiguation). Legally, a summons (also known in England and Wales as a claim form) is a legal document issued by a court (a judicial summons) or by an administrative agency of government (an administrative summons) …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 summons — ▪ I. summons sum‧mons 1 [ˈsʌmənz] noun summonses PLURALFORM [countable] LAW an official order to appear in a court of law: • Administrators of his estate have issued a summons to get him to return to Australia. oˈriginating ˌsummons …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 summons — noun 1 order to go somewhere ADJECTIVE ▪ urgent ▪ royal VERB + SUMMONS ▪ send, send out ▪ await, expect …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 summons — Instrument used to commence a civil action or special proceeding and is a means of acquiring jurisdiction over a party. In re Dell, 56 Misc.2d 1017, 290 N.Y.S.2d 287, 289. Writ or process directed to the sheriff or other proper officer, requiring …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 summons — n. 1) to issue a summons 2) to serve a summons on 3) a summons to + inf. (I received a summons to appear in court) * * * [ sʌmənz] to issue a summons to serve a summons on a summons to + inf. (I received a summons to appear in court) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 summons — summon, summons, call, cite, convoke, convene, muster mean to demand the presence of persons or, by extension, things. Summon implies the exercise of authority or of power; it usually suggests a mandate, an imperative order or bidding, or urgency …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 summons — summon, summons Summon is a verb only, whereas summons is a noun and verb. A summons (plural summonses) is an order to appear before a judge or magistrate, and to summons someone is to issue them with a summons. Summon is the ordinary word… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 summons — /sum euhnz/, n., pl. summonses, v. n. 1. an authoritative command, message, or signal by which one is summoned. 2. a request, demand, or call to do something: a summons to surrender. 3. Law. a. a call or citation by authority to appear before a… …

    Universalium

  • 14 summons — [[t]sʌ̱mənz[/t]] summonses, summonsing, summonsed 1) N COUNT A summons is an order to come and see someone. I received a summons to the Palace from Sir Robert Fellowes, the Queen s private secretary. 2) N COUNT A summons is an official order to… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 summons — I UK [ˈsʌmənz] / US noun [countable] Word forms summons : singular summons plural summonses 1) legal an official document that orders someone to appear in a court of law 2) formal an urgent request or order for someone to go somewhere or do… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 summons — sum|mons1 [ˈsʌmənz] n plural summonses [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: somonse, from the past participle of somondre; SUMMON] an official order to appear in a court of law ▪ The judge must issue a summons . ▪ He had been accused of a drug …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 summons — 1. noun 1) the court issued a summons Syn: writ, subpoena, warrant, court order; Law citation 2) a summons to go to the boss s office Syn: order, directive, command, instruction, demand, decree, injunct …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 summons — sum•mons [[t]ˈsʌm ənz[/t]] n. pl. mons•es, 1) a command, message, or signal by which one is summoned 2) law a) a call or citation by authority to appear before a court or a judicial officer b) the writ by which the call is made 3) an… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 summons — /ˈsʌmənz / (say sumuhnz) noun (plural summonses) 1. an authoritative command, message, or signal by which one is summoned. 2. a call to do something: a summons to surrender. 3. Law a notice calling on a person to appear before a court for a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 summons — n. & v. n. (pl. summonses) 1 an authoritative or urgent call to attend on some occasion or do something. 2 a a call to appear before a judge or magistrate. b the writ containing such a summons. v.tr. esp. Law serve with a summons. Etymology: ME f …

    Useful english dictionary


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