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"summons" in British English

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summonsnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ənz/ us   /ˈsʌm.ənz/
(Definition of summons from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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summonsnoun [C]

us   /ˈsʌm·ənz/ plural summonses
a demand to appear in a particular place, esp. in a court of law: I received a summons to appear in court on June 25th.
(Definition of summons from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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summonsnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌmənz/ us   plural summonses LAW
an order for someone to appear in a court of law: One newspaper reporter was given a summons for disorderly conduct. They will be issued a summons to appear before the U.S. District Court in Richmond. Service of the summons does not have to be effected in person; postal service is likely to be sufficient.issue/serve/send a summons Proctor will be served a summons with a date to appear in court to answer the charges.receive/get/be given a summons Approximately half of defendants receive a summons rather than being brought into custody.

summonsverb [T]

uk   /ˈsʌmənz/ us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“summons” in Business English

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