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English definition of “summons”

summons

verb [T]     /ˈsʌmənz/ (also summon) LAW
to order someone to appear in a court of law : Prosecutors summonsed several residents to the Grafton County grand jury . I have been summoned for jury service and must appear at Middlesex Crown Court on July 31.
(Definition of summons verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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