Meaning of writ of summons

On meaning of “Writ of Summons” and need for it to be competent

Braithwaite v. Skye Bank Plc [2013] 5 NWLR (Pt. 1346) 1 at 22, paras B-C, per Ogunbiyi, JSC:

“A writ of summons is an originating process by means of which actions are commenced. The competence of such process is a pre-requisite for a valid and subsisting claim. Where the process fails to comply with the requirement of the law regulating its procedure, the court cannot assume jurisdiction thereon”.
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