Summons Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Summons, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Summons?

(n) Summons is the written document issued by the court directing the responded to file response within the allowed time containing information about the case filed against him. Summons contain all information like name of plaintiff, defendants, attorneys, court where case is filed, instructions to follow with a provision to record the delivery and acceptance of the service of summons