verb. ['səˈpiːnə'] serve or summon with a subpoena.
- swear out
noun. ['səˈpiːnə'] 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
- judicial writ
- irreversible process
- reversible process
Example sentences of the word subpoena-duces-tecum
1. Noun Phrase
If a person does not comply with a valid subpoena duces tecum, the court can hold him in contempt.
2. Noun Phrase
Parties in a lawsuit use the subpoena duces tecum before the trial begins as a way of gathering information relevant to the case.
3. Noun Phrase
A person who receives a subpoena duces tecum is only required to produce documents that are actually under his control or possession.
4. Noun Phrase
Attorneys may also request or issue a special form of the document called a subpoena duces tecum.