summons


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sum·mons

 (sŭm′ənz)
n. pl. sum·mons·es
1. A call by an authority to appear, come, or do something.
2. Law
a. An order or process directing a person, especially a defendant in a case, to appear in court.
b. An order or process directing a person to report to court as a potential juror.
tr.v. sum·monsed, sum·mons·ing, sum·mons·es Law
1. To order to appear in or report to court by means of a summons: the defendant was summonsed to the district court.
2. To serve with a summons.

[Middle English somons, from Old French somonse, from feminine past participle of somondre, to summon; see summon.]

summons

(ˈsʌmənz)
n, pl -monses
1. a call, signal, or order to do something, esp to appear in person or attend at a specified place or time
2. (Law)
a. an official order requiring a person to attend court, either to answer a charge or to give evidence
b. the writ making such an order. Compare warrant
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a call or command given to the members of an assembly to convene a meeting
vb
(Law) to take out a summons against (a person)
[C13: from Old French somonse, from somondre to summon]

sum•mons

(ˈsʌm ənz)

n., pl. -mons•es, n.
1. a command, message, or signal by which one is summoned.
2.
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 authoritative call or notice to appear at a specified place for a particular purpose or duty.
4. a request, demand, or call to do something: a summons to surrender.
v.t.
5. to serve with a summons; summon.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French; Old French somonse < past participle of somondre summon]

summons


Past participle: summonsed
Gerund: summonsing

Imperative
summons
summons
Present
I summons
you summons
he/she/it summonses
we summons
you summons
they summons
Preterite
I summonsed
you summonsed
he/she/it summonsed
we summonsed
you summonsed
they summonsed
Present Continuous
I am summonsing
you are summonsing
he/she/it is summonsing
we are summonsing
you are summonsing
they are summonsing
Present Perfect
I have summonsed
you have summonsed
he/she/it has summonsed
we have summonsed
you have summonsed
they have summonsed
Past Continuous
I was summonsing
you were summonsing
he/she/it was summonsing
we were summonsing
you were summonsing
they were summonsing
Past Perfect
I had summonsed
you had summonsed
he/she/it had summonsed
we had summonsed
you had summonsed
they had summonsed
Future
I will summons
you will summons
he/she/it will summons
we will summons
you will summons
they will summons
Future Perfect
I will have summonsed
you will have summonsed
he/she/it will have summonsed
we will have summonsed
you will have summonsed
they will have summonsed
Future Continuous
I will be summonsing
you will be summonsing
he/she/it will be summonsing
we will be summonsing
you will be summonsing
they will be summonsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been summonsing
you have been summonsing
he/she/it has been summonsing
we have been summonsing
you have been summonsing
they have been summonsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been summonsing
you will have been summonsing
he/she/it will have been summonsing
we will have been summonsing
you will have been summonsing
they will have been summonsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been summonsing
you had been summonsing
he/she/it had been summonsing
we had been summonsing
you had been summonsing
they had been summonsing
Conditional
I would summons
you would summons
he/she/it would summons
we would summons
you would summons
they would summons
Past Conditional
I would have summonsed
you would have summonsed
he/she/it would have summonsed
we would have summonsed
you would have summonsed
they would have summonsed

summons

A written notice ordering a person to appear in court to answer a charge, give evidence, or serve on a jury. To summons someone is to issue the person with such a notice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.summons - a request to be presentsummons - a request to be present; "they came at his bidding"
invitation - a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something; "an invitation to lunch"; "she threw the invitation away"
2.summons - an order to appear in person at a given place and time
order - (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
call up - an order to report for military duty
3.summons - a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
citation - a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
process of monition, monition - a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted
ticket - a summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.summons - call in an official matter, such as to attend court
vouch - summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title
send for, call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
demand - summon to court

summons

noun
1. order, call, command, request, instruction, invitation, directive, edict, dictum a summons to the palace
2. court order, warrant, writ, subpoena, arraignment She had received a summons to appear in court.
verb
1. serve with a writ, summon, subpoena, cite, serve with a summons The men were summonsed to appear before Hove magistrates.
Translations
předvolání
haastekutsu
召喚呼び出し

summons

[ˈsʌmənz]
A. N (summonses (pl)) (Jur) → citación f judicial, emplazamiento m (fig) → llamada f
he got a summons for drink drivingrecibió una citación por conducir borracho
she received a summons to appear in courtrecibió una citación para presentarse en el juzgado
to serve a summons on sbentregar una citación a algn
to take out a summons against sbentablar demanda contra algn, citar a algn (para estrados)
B. VTcitar, emplazar
she has been summonsed to appear in courtha sido citada or emplazada a presentarse en el juzgado

summons

[ˈsʌmənz]
n
(LAW)assignation f à comparaître
to serve a summons on sb → assigner qn à comparaître
to be served a summons → recevoir une assignation à comparaître, être assigné(e) à comparaître
(order to go and see sb)convocation f
vt (LAW)citer, assigner

summons

n
(Jur) → Vorladung f; to take out a summons against somebodyjdn vorladen lassen, jdn vor Gericht laden
(= order to appear etc)Aufruf m, → Aufforderung f; he received a summons to see the bosser wurde zum Chef gerufen, er wurde aufgefordert, zum Chef zu kommen
vt (Jur) → vorladen

summons

[ˈsʌmənz]
1. n (-es (pl)) (Law) → citazione f, mandato di comparizione
to serve a summons on sb → notificare una citazione a qn
2. vtcitare (in giudizio)
References in classic literature ?
But Cheri did not need the summons, for he was coming straight to her.
They had made their little circuit to the left, and were already inclining again toward the right, having, as Heyward thought, got over nearly half the distance to the friendly works, when his ears were saluted with the fierce summons, apparently within twenty feet of them, of:
Duquesne, eleven other Frenchmen, and some of their own chiefs, and marched up within view of our fort, with British and French colours flying; and having sent a summons to me, in his Britannick Majesty's name, to surrender the fort, I requested two days consideration, which was granted.
She still responded, mechanically, to the frequent summons of the shop-bell, and, at the demand of her customers, went prying with vague eyes about the shop, proffering them one article after another, and thrusting aside --perversely, as most of them supposed--the identical thing they asked for.
This warmer light mingles itself with the cold spirituality of the moon-beams, and communicates, as it were, a heart and sensibilities of human tenderness to the forms which fancy summons tip.
Twice every day for three days this was repeated; but on the fourth morning a confused wrangling, and then a scuffling was heard, as the customary summons was delivered; and suddenly four men burst up from the forecastle, saying they were ready to turn to.
you did right, my boy, whether the fellow gets a summons or not.
There must be no halting; every one must be at his or her post; and woe betides them who hear not this morning summons to the field; for if they are not awakened by the sense of hearing, they are by the sense of feeling: no age nor sex finds any favor.
The quarter of an hour brought her punctually to the white gate again; and Miss Smith receiving her summons, was with her without delay, and unattended by any alarming young man.
as far as the shock of such a summons COULD be lessened to her, his presence, his manners, his assistance, would lessen it.
But at that moment the summons sounded for dinner; all re-entered the house.
The result was a sudden summons to the cottage, which startled Magdalen, but which did not appear to take Frank by surprise.