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English noun: summons

1. summons (communication) a request to be present


SamplesThey came at his bidding.


Synonymsbidding


Broader (hypernym)invitation

2. summons (communication) an order to appear in person at a given place and time


Broader (hypernym)order


Narrower (hyponym)call up

3. summons (communication) 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


Synonymsprocess


Broader (hypernym)judicial writ, writ


Narrower (hyponym)citation, monition, process of monition, ticket


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: summons

1. summons (communication) call in an official matter, such as to attend court


Synonymscite, summon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)call, send for


Narrower (hyponym)demand, vouch









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