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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.
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Only one claim had been filed in response to the monition and the time limit for filing other claims had expired.
Since the equities were clearly against the shipowner, who was trying to have the best of all worlds and who had been the one who had caused the limitation monition and injunction to issue in the first place, discretion was not abused in denying the motion of the shipowner.
Monition managing director, Mike Burrows commented: "Over the last 16 years, Monition has grown to become one of the largest users of CSI equipment in the UK.
Monition is keen to emphasise that this high profile partnership has not altered its position as an independent operator, explaining that the company's longstanding business relationship with many key suppliers, including Flir, Rockwell and Pruftechnik, means that Monition is able to offer its customers solutions that best fit their needs.
The American War of Independence turned decisively against the British only after the formation of the Franco-American military alliance of 1778 and the subsequent French infusion of massive financial credits and monitions (most critically, artillery and gunpowder), and the dispatch to North America and its coastal waters of a powerful French army and fleet.
And even if an active protection system were able to defeat one of the 10-pound monitions, "you can shoot multiple times and overwhelm the system.
For all of his insights into our geopolitical situation and his monitions about the perilous path we're on, when one reads the two books in tandem, the effect is one of moral numbness.
And both medicine and the monitions of the present essay are eminently practical.
The conference, a good news-bad news event, began with encouragement and optimism regarding a new approach to management, then moved into an hour of glum monitions concerning recent legislative activity at the federal level.