›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 summonsProctor will be served a summons with a date to appear in court to answer the charges.receive/get/be given a summonsApproximately half of defendants receive a summons rather than being brought into custody.
›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.
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.