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From Anglo-Norman somoundre, from Old French sumundre, from Vulgar Latin *summundre, from Latin summonere, itself from sub + monere.


summon ‎(third-person singular simple present summons, present participle summoning, simple past and past participle summoned) (transitive)

  1. To call people together; to convene.
    • 2007. Zerzan, John. Silence.
      Silence is primary, summoning presence to itself; so it's a connection to the realm of origin.
  2. To ask someone to come; to send for.
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  4. (law) To order someone to appear in court, especially by issuing a summons.

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summon ‎(plural summons)

  1. call, command, order
    The king's summons.