Definitions for summonsˈsʌm ənz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bidding, summons(noun)

    a request to be present

    "they came at his bidding"

  2. summons(noun)

    an order to appear in person at a given place and time

  3. summons, process(verb)

    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

  4. summon, summons, cite(verb)

    call in an official matter, such as to attend court

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summons

    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. Summons

    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. Summons

    a demand to surrender

  4. Summons(verb)

    to summon

  5. Origin: [OE. somouns, OF. sumunse, semonse, semonce, F. semonce, semondre to summon, OF. p. p. semons. See Summon, v.]

Freebase

  1. Summons

    Legally, a summons is a legal document issued by a court or by an administrative agency of government for various purposes.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of summons in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of summons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Dryden:

    All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

  2. Frederick Buechner:

    Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.

  3. Agatha Christie:

    I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't luckily have to bother about that.

  4. John Dryden:

    All human things are subject to decay,And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obeyThis Flecknoe found, who like Augustus youngWas call'd to empire, and had govern'd longIn prose and verse, was own'd, without disputeThrough all the realms of nonsense, absolute.

  5. Gwen Carr:

    If Eric Garner was a white man in Suffolk County doing the same thing that he was doing -- even if he would have been caught selling cigarettes that day -- they would have given him a summons and he wouldn't have lost his life that day, i believe that 100 percent.

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