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summons

sum·mons

summons

 
 
pronunciation:
suh mnz
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part of speech: noun
inflections: summonses
definition 1: a request or demand to do something.
The king issued a summons for payment of higher taxes.She refused my summons to come home.
similar words:
call, citation
definition 2: in law, a notice to appear before a court.
similar words:
citation, process
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