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a written notice ordering a person to appear in court
  • if you ignore a court summons, you will be fined

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present tense third-person singular of summon

Synonyms & Antonyms of summons (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to demand or request the presence or service of
  • without explanation, the managing editor summoned me to his office

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2 to call into being through the use of one's inner resources or powers
  • managed to summon a bright smile despite the gloomy day

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3 to bring together in assembly by or as if by command
  • summoned a special session of parliament

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The first known use of summons was in the 14th century

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“Summons.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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