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.
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.
A demand to surrender.
summons in Afrikaans is dagvaarding
summons in Dutch is dagvaarding, exploot, assignatie
summons in French is convoque, convocation
summons in Latin is citatio, citatus