1 : deal with in a routine way
1 : a mental process that you are not directly aware of
2 : a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
3 : (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
4 : a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states