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Summons

Definition

[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
[n] an order to appear in person at a given place and time
[n] a request to be present; "they came at his bidding"
[v] call in an official matter, such as to attend court


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bidding, cite, process, summon