Subpoena



noun
1.
the usual writ for the summoning of witnesses or the submission of evidence, as records or documents, before a court or other deliberative body.
verb (used with object), subpoenaed, subpoenaing.
2.
to serve with a subpoena.
noun
1.
a writ issued by a court of justice requiring a person to appear before the court at a specified time
verb -nas, -naing, -naed
2.
(transitive) to serve with a subpoena
subpoena [(suh-pee-nuh)]

An order of a court, a legislature, or a grand jury compelling a witness to be present at a trial or hearing, under penalty of fine or imprisonment. Subpoena is Latin for “under penalty.”

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