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English definition of “writ of summons”

writ of summons

noun [C]     (plural writs of summons)
LAW an official order for someone to appear in a court of law when they have been accused of committing an offence against someone: The civil action was heard in the High Court two years after the writ of summons was issued.
(Definition of writ of summons noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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