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1. summons

noun. ['ˈsʌmənz'] an order to appear in person at a given place and time.

Synonyms

  • order

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • devolution

Etymology

  • sumunce (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Summons

  • grumman's

Sentences with summons


1. Noun, plural
The debtor has the right to either attend a hearing and defend himself or ignore the summons.

Quotes about summons


1. and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood.
- James Joyce, Dubliners

2. summons

verb. ['ˈsʌmənz'] call in an official matter, such as to attend court.

Synonyms

  • vouch
  • summon
  • cite
  • send for
  • call

Antonyms

  • supply
  • negate
  • spread
  • demobilize

Etymology

  • sumunce (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. summons

noun. ['ˈsʌmənz'] a request to be present.

Synonyms

  • bidding

Antonyms

  • ride
  • inappropriateness

Etymology

  • sumunce (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. summons

noun. ['ˈsʌmənz'] 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.

Synonyms

  • process
  • process of monition
  • judicial writ
  • ticket
  • writ
  • citation

Antonyms

  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process
  • decrease

Etymology

  • sumunce (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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