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  • nounlegal call
  • nouninvocation
  • nounsubpoena

synonyms for summons

  • indictment
  • subpoena
  • warrant
  • writ
  • order
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How to use summons in a sentence

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jury summonses by mail because many didn’t move as frequently as lower-income renters, whose jury notices often went to outdated addresses.
IT'S A 'NIGHTMARE BEING REPLAYED' AS A COP FACES TRIAL IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATHJANELL ROSSMARCH 18, 2021TIME
While Louis was reading these dispatches, he received a summons from Elizabeth, to attend her immediately.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
She had sent away her attendants, bolted the door against her mother, and sat waiting her summons.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
I am cast down by grief at this evil news, and the summons from Court has brought me in all haste from Milan.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Her gentle summons was answered by a tall powdered footman in blue and silver livery.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Vergniaud, notwithstanding the terrific agitations of the hour, immediately attended the summons of Madame Roland.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The summons of Bruce and his four Bishops had meanwhile been postponed to September 1; but even then they did not compear.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
The day before yesterday I received an unexpected summons to attend at the theatre.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
And now the loud summons of a gong called everybody to the more serious business of the evening.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
If I am well enough to go out I must attend a board of trade for which I have found a summons.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
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WORDS RELATED TO SUMMONS

  • amendment
  • announcement
  • bill
  • clause
  • code
  • commitment
  • decree
  • edict
  • enactment
  • judgment
  • law
  • measure
  • order
  • ordinance
  • resolution
  • statute
  • subpoena
  • summons
  • verdict
  • warrant
  • writ
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.