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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sum·mons /ˈsʌmənz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sum·mons n.; pl. Summonses
 1. The act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty.
    Special summonses by the king.   --Hallam.
    This summons . . . unfit either to dispute or disobey.   --Bp. Fell.
    He sent to summon the seditious, and to offer pardon; but neither summons nor pardon was regarded.   --Sir J. Hayward.
 2. Law A warning or citation to appear in court; a written notification signed by the proper officer, to be served on a person, warning him to appear in court at a day specified, to answer to the plaintiff, testify as a witness, or the like.
 3. Mil. A demand to surrender.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sum·mons, v. t. To summon. [R. or Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a request to be present; "they came at his bidding" [syn: bidding]
      2: an order to appear in person at a given place and time
      3: 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 [syn:
      v : call in an official matter, such as to attend court [syn: summon,