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Summons

A notice to a person ordering that they must appear in court at a set time and place – whether as a witness, juror or defendant.

Explanation attempts (104)

27 Oct 2012 19:36
quote A summons is an official, legal order to appear in law court. I think the police would arrest you for failure to comply. unquote
29 Oct 2012 12:19
quote called upon, asked to appear or to attend. unquote
29 Oct 2012 14:55
quote Require someone to appear in a certain place. unquote
29 Oct 2012 15:20
quote Is a legal document which requires you to attend a court or other legal meeting at a certain time and place unquote
29 Oct 2012 15:43
quote An order to appear before a court. unquote
29 Oct 2012 18:33
quote A legal term addressing someone an order to attend a court hearing. unquote
29 Oct 2012 19:31
quote Issued by the court, requesting the presence of the addressee e.g. at a court hearing unquote
29 Oct 2012 22:13
quote Where a defendant is summoned so that the charges against them can be explained. unquote
30 Oct 2012 11:06
quote A legal demand that you have to appear in a court of law. unquote
30 Oct 2012 13:33
quote a person has been called for to testify for or against a person who is appearing in court, or a person has been called to appear in court who is being tried to establish a guilty or not guilty verdict for a crime they did or did not commit unquote
30 Oct 2012 14:56
quote A call to attend court for a hearing. unquote
30 Oct 2012 15:02
quote A formal invitation, which cannot be refused without due justification, to attend a court or other legal proceeding. unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:14
quote When someone is brought to court. unquote
30 Oct 2012 17:36
quote An official document meaning you have to take part of court proceedings, provide a statement, produce your documents to the police, to be a witness and give evidence. unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:13
quote A legal demand for you to attend court to give evidence as a witness or tp defend yourself unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:45
quote for example if one was caught speeding then a summons would be issued to answer a charge and give an account of the inccident unquote
31 Oct 2012 00:42
quote Describes a the consequences for someone convicted of committing a crime. This can be a jail sentence or an alternative punishment.. unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:55
quote When someone is called to the stand to give evidence against an accused criminal. unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:06
quote A message/communication requesting your presence. I.E: "I received a summons from the High Court" would mean the same as "The high court sent a formal message requesting my presence" unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:19
quote Received by a person when they have been summoned to court. Generally issued by an ombudsman. unquote
1 Nov 2012 13:14
quote When somebody is legally requested to appear at a police station or court, failure to do so could result in prosecution. unquote
1 Nov 2012 13:22
quote When you are called to attend court or some other legal body. You would have to obey a summons, it is not a request. unquote
1 Nov 2012 15:14
quote Summon as in to call someone to give evidence in court. unquote
1 Nov 2012 19:52
quote This means you have been asked to appear in court to answer charges against you. You have to attend or you could face penalties unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:47
quote A summons is a compulsory instruction to appear before a court, either as a defendent or as a witness. unquote
20 Nov 2012 21:41
quote A demand for your attendance somewhere, usually court unquote
20 Nov 2012 22:55
quote When you receive a summons you have been ordered to attend the court for a hearing. unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:18
quote A summons is an order requiring a person to appear before the court. unquote
21 Nov 2012 01:40
quote A document delivered to an individual requiring them to attend court at a particular time and date. unquote
21 Nov 2012 09:53
quote Receiving paperwork meaning you have to go to court unquote
21 Nov 2012 13:28
quote A written notice requiring you to appear before a court unquote
21 Nov 2012 15:59
quote A requirement to attend a legal process unquote
21 Nov 2012 18:48
quote An order to attend a court unquote
21 Nov 2012 23:32
quote An official letter requiring a persons attendance at court unquote
22 Nov 2012 22:12
quote An order by a court to appear at a given court on a given day unquote
23 Nov 2012 13:31
quote being required to attend unquote
12 Nov 2013 10:07
quote A request for presence by a higher authority which is difficult to refuse unquote
13 Nov 2013 13:49
quote calls to gather/ demands someone comes somewhere unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:02
quote To call someone (specifically) up to speak and give answers unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:16
quote Document which requires attendance to court unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:38
quote A document demanding attendance at court proceedings. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:39
quote A courtroom procedure, whereby someone is summoned to court. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:48
quote To be called to an event or occasion ie summoned to court unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:04
quote a letter which calls someone to court either for a hearing or as a witness unquote
15 Nov 2013 01:07
quote A letter giving a date to attend court unquote
15 Nov 2013 10:35
quote To be called upon to give witness/information at a legal process of some kind. unquote
15 Nov 2013 17:10
quote To be called to the "Court" as a result of breaking the Law, unquote
15 Nov 2013 18:07
quote a demand for attendance unquote
16 Nov 2013 00:12
quote Ordered to court unquote
16 Nov 2013 13:39
quote A summons is a request to attend court. unquote
16 Nov 2013 14:52
quote to go and get something/ someone unquote
16 Nov 2013 17:47
quote Being asked to do something or pay for something, then the "summons" for a speeding fine means you have to pay it or go to court. unquote
16 Nov 2013 18:12
quote An order to appear in court unquote
16 Nov 2013 22:43
quote Being required to attend unquote
17 Nov 2013 09:36
quote A call to appear in court. unquote
17 Nov 2013 13:19
quote You are obligated you to attend unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:46
quote A calling or instruction of someone or multiple bodies to do something specific i.e summons to a court of law; summons to clear outstanding debt etc) unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:48
quote I dont know unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:05
quote Commands you to an action unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:15
quote when someone is told they have to go to court to be part of the jury. They do not have any choice in the matter, it is legal requirement. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:20
quote makes you do something e.g the law summons you to do this. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:37
quote When a person is requested to attend court. unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:10
quote When someone is summoned to court; in other words asked or ordered to attend for whatever reason. unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:24
quote Being called into court. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:09
quote when someone's presence is required in court and is thus asked to attend in writing unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:41
quote "Summons" means being called to account for something you have done or committed (probably wrongly). So a "court summons" means you are bring called by the court to appear in front of them. unquote
17 Nov 2013 20:02
quote What the criminal is charged with? unquote
17 Nov 2013 20:08
quote Written letter to appear in Court unquote
17 Nov 2013 21:46
quote being asked to attend a situation. this is compulsory unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:37
quote This is when you have been called to appear in court unquote
18 Nov 2013 00:39
quote Requesting something come forth unquote
18 Nov 2013 12:32
quote To be called to court, being requested to attend unquote
18 Nov 2013 17:15
quote someone is brought to question in the court of law. unquote
18 Nov 2013 20:00
quote When you are presented with paperwork requesting that you carry out a particular action eg go to court pay a fine etc unquote
29 Oct 2014 13:43
quote Being called forward or your presence being requested unquote
29 Oct 2014 19:58
quote This is a notification that someone is required to attend a court case unquote
31 Oct 2014 18:12
quote An order made by a Judge telling you to appear in court. unquote
3 Nov 2014 17:14
quote When you have been called to Court. unquote
5 Nov 2014 16:33
quote Being called forward to do something unquote
5 Nov 2014 16:34
quote When you are called upon by an official person/organisation for serious business unquote
7 Nov 2014 21:24
quote A legal request to to answer questions or appear in court unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:39
quote To be summoned to court, or handed a 'summons' to go to court (an official request) unquote
9 Nov 2014 12:58
quote Given an instruction/called up e.g. summoned into court unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:51
quote Called to court, attendance is mandatory unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:15
quote The request (compulsory?) to be present somewhere, or to come forward. unquote
27 Mar 2015 18:44
quote If someone summons you to something i.e " I summon you to the podium" they are requesting that you go and stand on that podium. Like an order. unquote
7 Nov 2015 17:34
quote When someone is summoned to court. unquote
10 Nov 2015 13:06
quote A letter requiring a person to appear at a certain place at a particular time and date unquote
12 Nov 2015 19:40
quote It's when someone is called to give evidence in court as a witness. unquote
20 Nov 2015 11:15
quote when a party is served notice to appear in court or is required to act unquote
20 Nov 2015 17:01
quote A formal request that you attend a court hearing unquote
22 Nov 2015 15:52
quote make a person attend something unquote
22 Nov 2015 23:09
quote A piece of text which describes the crime for which you are being tried/prosecuted for. unquote
8 Nov 2016 21:32
quote Request to attend unquote
9 Nov 2016 08:51
quote Been called to court unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:32
quote A document issued by the court for different purposes. unquote
9 Nov 2016 21:10
quote Being requested to attend, for example being summoned to court. unquote
9 Nov 2016 22:34
quote A legal document / meaning, that refers to the legal process in which an individual or persons or company are ordered to appear before a legal court of law. unquote
10 Nov 2016 16:31
quote When someone has been ordered to be present? unquote
12 Nov 2016 16:43
quote Must go to where specified unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:38
quote Request to attend court for trial. unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:44
quote A notice to appear before the court. unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:20
quote To request the presence of a person, often a letter from a court. unquote
15 Nov 2016 08:33
quote The receipt of notice to appear in court unquote

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