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verb advocare, appellare, beckon, bid, call for, call for the presence of, call forth, call into action, call to witness, call with authority, charge, cite, command, command to appear, compel attendance, demand, give orders, issue a command, issue a court directive, issue process, nooify to appear, order, order to appear, require compliance, require to attend, send for, subpoena
Associated concepts: summon to appear in court
See also: charge, compel, convene, evoke, invoke, prosecute, request, require, serve, subpoena

TO SUMMON, practice. The act by which a defendant is notified by a competent officer, that an action has been instituted against him, and that he is required to answer to it at a time and place named. This is done either by giving the defendant a copy of the summons, or leaving it at his house; or by reading the summons to him.

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At the previous hearing, the top court summoned thePunjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed and reprimanded him over the lack of clean drinking water available in the province.
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It could not be determined Saturday when Clinton was summoned to testify on what he knows about Lewinsky, the 25-year-old former White House intern who prosecutors believe had a sexual relationship with the president and was urged to lie about it.
It may be mentioned here that the court had previously summoned Sharif family members in three references but non of them appeared before the court yesterday.
Syed Khursheed Shah has been summoned on a petition filed against him by Abdul Ghaffar, from Abad Lakhoo Sukkar.
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