The defendant was summonsed to the district court.
Origin of summons
- Middle English somons from Old French somonse from feminine past participle of somondre to summon summon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French sumunce (modern French semonce), from popular Latin *summonsa, a noun use of the feminine past participle of summoneÅ, summonÄ“re (“to summon").
- Inflected forms.