Definition of "Summons"

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Peggy Cornish, Real Estate Agent Coldwell Banker Coast Realty

Notice sent from a plaintiff to a defendant requiring the defendant to appear before a court or judge. For example, a landlord might send a summons to a tenant regarding a notice of eviction due to nonpayment of rent. The tenant must then appear in court to defend the landlord's eviction request.

 

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