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in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress. This article deals only with civil procedure in Anglo-American law (for criminal procedure, see criminal law).
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in the USSR, an official written order to appear in court. A telegram or telephone message is equivalent to a legal summons. The summons states who is being called and in what capacity, where and before whom the person must appear, and the time of the appearance. It also indicates the consequences of failure to appear, for example, a witness may be forced to appear or a defendant’s measure of restraint may be made more severe.

The summons is also used to order citizens to appear before an investigator or person conducting an inquiry.


a. an official order requiring a person to attend court, either to answer a charge or to give evidence
b. the writ making such an order
2. a call or command given to the members of an assembly to convene a meeting
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Meanwhile in Bethlehem, forces stationed on Za'tara checkpoint to the south of Nablus detained 'Adel Hijazi, 42, a resident of Bethlehem, and served him a notice to appear before the intelligence.
Troops stationed at the entrance of Beit Fajjar, a town to the south of the city, detained Abdul-Hafez Abu Sham'a, a resident of the Hebron refugee camp of al-'Arroub, and handed him a notice to appear before the intelligence.
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