Subpoena : Definition

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Definitions of Subpoena

Pronunciation : Sub*poe"na
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [NL., fr. L. sub under + poena punishment. See Pain.] (Law)
Definition : Defn: A writ commanding the attendance in court, as a witness, of the person on whom it is served, under a penalty; the process by which a defendant in equity is commanded to appear and answer the plaintiff's bill. [Written also subpena.] Subpoena ad testificandum (. Etym: [NL.] A writ used to procure the attendance of a witness for the purpose of testifying. -- Subpoena duces tecum (. Etym: [NL.] A writ which requires a witness to attend and bring certain documents.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sub*poe"na
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To serve with a writ of subpoena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.

t. [imp. & p. p. Subpoenaed; p. pr. & vb. n. Subpoenaing.] (Law)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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