Definition of 'summons'
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They have failed to show up despite court summons and legal requirements to turn up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The summons comes in the form of a telegram to the secretary of her work unit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Failure to comply can lead to a court summons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Let us rise to answer its summons. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)Drivers will still face a court summons for more serious offences. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He failed to answer a summons three years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You might suddenly have received a court summons because of unpaid bills or you may have just lost your job. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)Miff demanded that it be put in writing and doubtless the headmaster served summons on his pupil in the standard manner. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)Offenders will now get court summons. The Sun (2015)The call was a summons to be at work by 1am. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She managed to postpone serving when she received her first summons and successfully avoided serving a second time by claiming to have toothache. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was allowed to drive home but has been told to produce his motoring documents within a week ahead of a court summons. The Sun (2015)He went in without knocking, as was his usual practice when answering a summons. BomberThey sent him a court summons, which should have gone to his parents because of his age. The Sun (2013)Crucially, disclosure of the evidence must also be made to the defendants when they are served with their summons. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Although he had no choice but to answer a summons to battle, he is likely to have been sick with regret. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)If they ignore this initial warning, the next letter they receive could be a court summons from the affected record or film company. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Only 1.4 million crimes were detected and just 47 per cent of those resulted in a charge or summons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The 22-year-old is likely to receive a court summons, although he could be sent for driver training instead. The Sun (2014)The overall proportion of offences leading to a charge or summons is 15.5 per cent, more than double that for burglaries. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At the recruiting depot yesterday the first of the married men between the ages of 27 and 35 answered the summons to rejoin the colours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am very much afraid that I come bearing a summons. Man of Honour (2007)
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Translations for 'summons'
British English: summons NOUN
A summons is an order to come and see someone.
I received a summons to the Warden's office.
Definition of summons from the Collins English Dictionary
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