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Definition of summons noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    summons

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈsʌmənz//
     
    (pl. summonses
    NAmE//ˈsʌmənzəz//
     
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  1. 1 (also citation) an order to appear in court to issue a summons against someone The police were unable to serve a summons on him. She received a summons to appear in court the following week.
  2. 2an order to come and see someone to obey a royal summons
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