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sum•mons



Pronunciation: (sum'unz), [key]
n., pl. -mons•es,
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 court or a judicial officer.
b. the writ by which the call is made.
4. an authoritative call or notice to appear at a specified place, as for a particular purpose or duty.
5. a call issued for the meeting of an assembly or parliament.

v.t.
to serve with a summons; summon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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