EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUMMONS
Hold thyself in readiness to come down upon the first summons.
She had been summoned to the last meal of the day, but had forgotten the summons.
At last there was the summons to saddle, and Lauzanne was brought into the stall by Dixon.
She had obeyed my summons like a dog who remembered a former discipline.
Seth made no outcry; he knew what the summons meant, and he was content.
Tulp had also been aroused, and saddled my horse while I dressed, in response to the summons.
Yet they would not obey the summons of the king, to come and receive their punishment.
I said, as the approaching steps of Rachel were heard in answer to the summons.
Obedient to the summons and the little bell, the waistcoat appeared.
Four halberdiers who had answered the summons closed in upon me and laid hands on me.
c.1200, from Anglo-French, Old French sumundre "summon," from Vulgar Latin *summundre "to call, cite," from Latin summonere "hint to," from sub "under" + monere "warn, advise" (see monitor (n.)). Summons "authoritative call to be at a certain place for a certain purpose" is late 13c., from Old French sumunse, noun use of fem. past participle of somondre. Summoner "petty officer who cites persons to appear in court" is from early 14c.; contracted form sumner is from mid-14c.