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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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For example, the IRS can issue a summons to determine if books and records are being kept, to determine the identity of a numbered bank account, and to obtain information where the name of the taxpayer is unknown (John Doe summons).
Judges say that Section 3 in the Article 14 of the Sharia Pleading Regulation stipulates attaching a copy of the declaration that includes the details of the case to the summons, whether the defendant is Saudi or expatriate and regardless of whether they live in Saudi Arabia.
Besir Atalay, one of Erdogan's deputies, criticised the summons on Saturday, saying public officials could not be accused for simply carrying out their duties.
I]t must be recognised that this document instituting the proceedings, had not been delivered to its addressee before May 16, 2007 at 1400 hours, [the] condition imposed by the President of the Paris District Court upon his giving leave to summon.
After the decision, the Japanese Communist Party said it was a mistake to have voted to summon him.
Sweden, July 18 -- Sri Lanka's police have given scant regard to a basic right of a Tamil journalist in Jaffna and have issued summons to him in Sinhala, a language he is not proficient in.
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Tesla sees this early version of the summon feature as a step toward having users' cars meet them anywhere across the country, charging themselves along the way.
Syed Ikram, told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision had been taken by assembly commission heads in response to summons forms submitted by 56 lawmakers.
She stated to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that completed the legal procedures to summon Haidari as well as some IHEC members.
But the prosecutor Winsely Nyamache told Nyeri Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo that the summons were genuine.
He left the premises after thanking his supporters who had launched a protest outside the commission against the summons given him.