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writ of summons

Legal Definition of writ of summons

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Definition of writ of summons

Noun

writ of summons ‎(plural writs of summons)

  1. (law) Synonym of summons

Further reading

  1. A writ of summons is a document instituting legal proceedings, see summons

Summonses by jurisdictions: England and Wales

In England and Wales, the term writ of summons for the originating document in civil proceedings has been replaced with the term claim form by the Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (CPR). This is part of the reforms to simplify legal terminology. However, despite its name, the claim form does not present the details of the claim itself (in other words, it does not replace the complaint). The complaint is now known as the particulars of claim.

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Translation of writ of summons in Malay

Writ Saman

Noun

a document instituting legal proceedings, see summons

  1. writ saman



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