Part of speech: noun

A call to attend, act, answer, surrender, etc.

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Usage examples "summons":

  1. He obeyed the summons with a half- shrug. - "The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay", Maurice Hewlett.
  2. It rang at last, and Wheaton wiped his pen with a little more than his usual care as he waited for the result of the summons. - "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.
  3. A summons from Markes put a stop to further conversation. - "A Double Knot", George Manville Fenn.