SUBPOENA

SUBPOENA

subpoena (s[schwa]-pee-n[schwa]), n. [Latin ¡°under penalty¡±] A writ commanding a person to appear before a court or other tribunal, subject to a penalty for failing to comply. ¡ª Also spelled subpena. [Cases: Witnesses

7. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì¡ì 20¨C22, 25.] Pl. subpoenas.

alias subpoena (ay-lee-[schwa]s s[schwa]-pee-n[schwa]). A subpoena issued after an initial subpoena has failed.

deposition subpoena.

1. A subpoena issued to summon a person to make a sworn statement in a time and place other than a trial.

2. In some jurisdictions, a subpoena duces tecum.

subpoena ad testificandum (s[schwa]-pee-n[schwa] ad tes-t[schwa]-fi-kan-d[schwa]m). [Law Latin] A subpoena ordering a witness to appear and give testimony. [Cases: Witnesses

7. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì¡ì 20¨C22, 25.]

subpoena duces tecum (s[schwa]-pee-n[schwa] d[y]oo-seez tee-k[schwa]m alsodoo-s[schwa]z tay-k[schwa]m). [Law Latin] A subpoena ordering the witness to appear and to bring specified documents, records, or things.

¡ª Also termed deposition subpoena duces tecum. [Cases: Witnesses 16. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì¡ì 21, 32¨C52.]

subpoena, vb.

1. To call before a court or other tribunal by subpoena (subpoena the material witnesses). [Cases: Witnesses

7. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì¡ì 20¨C22, 25.]

2. To order the production of (documents or other things) by subpoena duces tecum (subpoena the corporate records). ¡ª Also spelled subpena. [Cases: Witnesses 16. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì¡ì 21, 32¨C52.]


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