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Definitions of summons:
  • noun:   a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
  • noun:   an order to appear in person at a given place and time
  • noun:   a request to be present
  • verb:   call in an official matter, such as to attend court
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #53952)

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