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Definition of Summons


  1. The act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty.
  2. A warning or citation to appear in court; a written notification signed by the proper officer, to be served on a person, warning him to appear in court at a day specified, to answer to the plaintiff, testify as a witness, or the like.
  3. A demand to surrender.
  4. To summon.

Summons Translations

summons in Afrikaans is dagvaarding
summons in Dutch is dagvaarding, exploot, assignatie
summons in French is convoque, convocation
summons in Latin is citatio, citatus