• request, demand; notice ordering a person to appear in court
• serve with a summons, order to appear before a court
• a summons is an order to come and see someone; a formal use.
• a summons is also an official order to appear in court.
• if someone is summonsed, they are officially ordered to appear in court.
• see also summon.
answered to summons
• appeared before a court of law, arrived for a hearing
• speedy civil trial based on depositions of the sides