notice to appear.A summons or writ by which a person is cited to appear in court. • This is an informal phrase sometimes used to refer to the summons or other initial process by which a person is notified of a lawsuit. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require the summons to state that the defendant must appear and defend within a given time and that failure to do so will result in a default judgment. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(a). See PROCESS; SUMMONS; DEFAULT JUDGMENT ; NOTICE TO PLEAD. NOTICE TO CREDITORS

notice to creditors.Bankruptcy. A formal notice to creditors that a creditors’ meeting will be held, that proofs of claim must be filed, or that an order for relief has been granted. [Cases: Bankruptcy 2131. C.J.S. Bankruptcy §§ 30, 275.]

[Blacks Law 8th]