Definition of Summoner

1. n. One who summons; one who cites by authority; specifically, a petty officer formerly employed to summon persons to appear in court; an apparitor.



Definition of Summoner

1. Noun. one who summons or evokes ¹

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Definition of Summoner

1. one that summons [n -S] - See also: summons

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Summoner

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summiteers
summities
summiting
summitless
summitries
summitry
summits
summity
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summoner (current term)
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summum bonum
summum genus
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sumo wrestler
sumoist

Literary usage of Summoner

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1. The Story of the Canterbury Pilgrims by Geoffrey Chaucer, Frederick Joseph Harvey Darton (1914)
""The archdeacon had in his service a summoner, who used to collect the debts and force the people ... This summoner was as great a rascal as any in England. ..."

2. Wit and Humor by Leigh Hunt (1846)
"A summoner finds himself riding in company with a Devil, ... A summoner was a church officer, who cited offenders into the ecclesiastical court. ..."

3. Wit and Humour: Selected from the English Poets ; with an Illustrative Essay by Leigh Hunt (1846)
"A summoner finds himself riding in company with a Devil, and makes an agreement with him which turns out to be of an unexpected nature. ..."

4. Peculiar: A Tale of the Great Transition by Epes Sargent (1864)
"WAITING FOR THE summoner. " So every spirit, as it is more pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure, To habit in, ..."

5. A New Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1851)
"In old English law. A horse-load ; a full load, (onus integrum) Spelman. Cowell. A toll for carriage on horse-back. Cowell. summoner. ..."

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