HyperDic: summons

English > 4 senses of the word summons:
NOUNcommunicationsummons, biddinga request to be present
communicationsummonsan order to appear in person at a given place and time
communicationsummons, processa writ issued by authority of law
VERBcommunicationsummons, summon, citecall in an official matter, such as to attend court
summons > pronunciation
Soundssah'mahnz
RhymesAleutians ... transactions: 47 rhymes with ahnz...
English > summons: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA request to be present.
Synonymbidding
BroaderinvitationA request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
English > summons: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn order to appear in person at a given place and time.
Narrowercall upAn order to report for military duty
Broaderorder(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
Spanishconvocatoria
Catalanconvocatòria
Verbssummonscall in an official matter, such as to attend court
English > summons: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA 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.
Synonymprocess
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowercitationA summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
monition, process of monitionA 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
ticketA summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)
Broaderwrit, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
Spanishcitación, llamamiento
Catalancitació
Verbssummonscall in an official matter, such as to attend court
English > summons: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcall in an official matter, such as to attend court.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymssummon, cite
Narrowerdemandsummon to court
vouchsummon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title
Broadercall, send forOrder, request, or command to come
Spanishcitar, convocar, emplazar, invitar
Catalancitar, convocar, invitar
Nounssummonsa writ issued by authority of law
summonsan order to appear in person at a given place and time

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