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summons

[sum′əns]
Etymology: OFr, somondre, to remind secretly
(in law) a document issued by a clerk of the court on the filing of a complaint. A sheriff, marshal, or other appointed person serves the summons, notifying a person that an action has been begun against him or her. See also service of process.

summons,

n a writ requiring a proper officer to notify a defendant that an action has been begun against him or her in the court from which the writ was issued and that he or she is required to appear on a certain day to answer the complaint.
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Mohamad al-Masri a notice to appear for interrogation before the Israeli
also handed another Palestinian a notice to appear before the Israeli
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of Jenin, a notice to appear before the Israeli intelligence.
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