Definition of "summon"
  1. The process of officially instructing a person to appear in court through a formal document known as a summons
How to use "summon" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to summon the witness to ensure a fair trial.
  2. If you don't respond to the lawsuit promptly, the court may summon you.
  3. Due to the seriousness of the charges, the defendant was immediately summoned to court.

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