writ of summons

noun phrase

: a writ issued on behalf of the British monarch summoning a lord spiritual or a lord temporal to attend parliament

Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of writ of summons was in 1660

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“Writ of summons.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20summons. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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