Synonyms and Antonyms for summons

1. summons (n.)

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

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2. summons (n.)

a request to be present

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3. summons (v.)

call in an official matter, such as to attend court

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4. summons (n.)

an order to appear in person at a given place and time

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