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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of summons.


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  • Funny; I think that's why I like "cleansed."

    October 1, 2009

  • I don't know that I've ever seen it, but it does seem like a bit of archaic legalese. I love archaic legalese. And it has that bit of -nsed. Not many words have that, do they?

    September 26, 2009

  • It's common enough around these parts.

    e.g. "Johnson was summonsed to appear in the Magistrates Court on two charges of breaking and entering."

    September 26, 2009

  • I read this in the preface to a book. It seemed quite interesting and useful and generally British.

    September 26, 2009