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noun as in invocation

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noun as in subpoena

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For instance, researchers recently revamped a court summons form and sent text reminders to get more people to attend mandatory court appointments in New York City.

They were more likely to receive jury summonses by mail because many didn’t move as frequently as lower-income renters, whose jury notices often went to outdated addresses.

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About 45 minutes past our interview time, the studio flack summons me.

They say, ‘If we catch you out there, we’re going to write you a summons.

The cops brought the same charge of simple assault in releasing Palmer with Complaint-Summons 000728.

On July 8, a summons was sent to Zhang alerting her to the lawsuit, and on July 11, Nan Shi lost her job.

This summons all the proximate Beyoncé voters, as we reply in a full-throated roar, “ALLLLLL THE SINGLE LAAAAADIES!”

While Louis was reading these dispatches, he received a summons from Elizabeth, to attend her immediately.

She had sent away her attendants, bolted the door against her mother, and sat waiting her summons.

I am cast down by grief at this evil news, and the summons from Court has brought me in all haste from Milan.

Her gentle summons was answered by a tall powdered footman in blue and silver livery.

Vergniaud, notwithstanding the terrific agitations of the hour, immediately attended the summons of Madame Roland.


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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to summons, such as: indictment, subpoena, warrant, writ, and order.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.