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Noun: subpoena  su'pee-nu
  1. (law) a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court
    - subpoena ad testificandum
Verb: subpoena  su'pee-nu
  1. Serve or summon with a subpoena
    "The witness and her records were subpoenaed"

Derived forms: subpoenaed, subpoenaing, subpoenas

Type of: judicial writ, process, serve, swear out, writ

Encyclopedia: Subpoena