noun, plural sum·mons·es.
- a call or citation by authority to appear before a court or a judicial officer.
- the writ by which the call is made.
verb (used with object)
- summit meeting,
- summum bonam,
- summum bonum,
- sumner, charles,
- sumner, william graham
Origin of summons
Examples from the Web for summonsed
Miss Stark, 56, has been summonsed to appear before Hammersmith magistrates on Friday.Sad Decline of Andrew's ex: Koo Stark to Appear in Court on Theft Charges|Tom Sykes|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Dangerous witnesses were shipped to places whence they could not be summonsed.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
We often hear such expressions as "I will summons him," instead of summon him; and "He was summonsed," instead of summoned.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
noun plural -monses
- an official order requiring a person to attend court, either to answer a charge or to give evidence
- the writ making such an orderCompare warrant