A subpoena ə is a writ by a government agency, most often a court, that has authority to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence under a penalty for failure. There are two common types of subpoena: ==Etymology== The term is from the Middle English suppena and the Latin phrase sub p...
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A subpoena is `a command to appear at a certain time and place to give testimony upon a certain matter.` The term is from the Middle English suppena and the Latin phrase sub poena meaning `under penalty.` The term may also be spelled `subpena.` A subpoena is used to compel the testimony of ...
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subpoena (supē'nu) [Lat.,=under penalty], in law, an order to a witness to appear before a court. A subpoena ad testificandum [Lat.,= to testify under penalty], the technical term denoting an ordinary subpoena, is a command for an individual to appear at a particular time and place to test...
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An order directed to an individual commanding him to appear in court on a certain day to testify or produce documents in a pending lawsuit. A process to cause a witness to appear and give testimony, commanding him to lay aside all pretences and excuses, and appear before a court or magistrate therei...
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(n) (suh-pea-nah) It is the order issued by court directing any person or witness to be personally present before the court at the designated place and time . If the person fails to appear as required court can initiate contempt of court procedures against him
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n. the original spelling of subpena, still commonly used.
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A subpoena is a writ issued out of a court of justice, commanding the person to whom it is addressed to present themselves in court at a specified time, under penalty if they fail to comply. Subpoenas are used to compel witnesses to attend.
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In law, an order requiring someone who might not otherwise come forward of his or her own volition to give evidence before a court or judicial official at a specific time and place. A witness who fails to comply with a subpoena is in contempt of court
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1) Command to appear in court 2) Court summons 3) Drag into court 4) Judicial writ 5) Subpoena ad testificandum 6) Writ
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