Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    (Spanish) A court order commanding the defendant to appear and defend.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Spanish law. Citation; Summons; an order of a court requiring a person against whom a suit has been brought to appear and defend within a given time.