Meaning of “writ of summons” in the English Dictionary

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"writ of summons" in Business English

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writ of summonsnoun [ C ]

uk us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)