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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • summons — sum|mons [ sʌmənz ] noun count 1. ) an official document that orders someone to appear in a court of law: The district judge will issue a summons, which is normally served by a court officer. 2. ) FORMAL an urgent request or order for someone to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • issue — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 problem ADJECTIVE ▪ big, burning, central, critical, crucial, important, key, main, major, serious …   Collocations dictionary

  • witness summons — ➔ summons1 * * * witness summons UK US noun [C] UK LAW ► a legal document ordering someone to appear in a court of law to give information about a particular person or event: apply for/issue/serve a witness summons »Witness summonses can be… …   Financial and business terms

  • originating summons — /əˌrɪdʒəneɪtɪŋ ˈsʌmənz/ (say uh.rijuhnayting sumuhnz) noun Law summons without the issue of a writ by which the proceedings may be commenced …   Australian English dictionary