(In England and Wales) a writ by which an action is started in the High Court.
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- In the event that the defendant has his residence or seat abroad, a copy of the action must be served on him containing a writ of summons for the defendant to appear before the Court, where the case is pending.
- On 27 July 2005 they filed a writ of summons in the original jurisdiction of the Court under sections 75 and 76 of the Constitution against three defendants.
- Turning to the first issue of pleadings, we of course began with a writ of summons and statement of claim.