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summons in Law topic

summonssummons2 verb [transitive]  SCLSCTto order someone to appear in a court of law She has been summonsed to appear in court. Basil was summonsed for wounding a police officer. Grammar Summons is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
summonsI have never had occasion to effect an arrest nor to summons any person.Frequently Sereny is in inner dialogue with Speer or summons him as witness.The police had summonsed the wrong man, and the court dismissed the case against him.summonsed to appearIn the case of less serious offences a person can be summonsed to appear.Peter Righton has been summonsed to appear in court next month to face allegations concerning obscene material.