What is the meaning of subpoena?

noun

  • 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.

verb

  • Serve or summon with a subpoena.
    • usage: "The witness and her records were subpoenaed"
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APAWordNet. (2010). subpoena. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/subpoena/definitions/1216794
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "subpoena" http://smartdefine.org/subpoena/definitions/1216794 (accessed December 12, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, subpoena, Smart Define, viewed 12 December, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/subpoena/definitions/1216794>.
MLAWordNet. "subpoena" 23 October 2010. Web. 12 December 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/subpoena/definitions/1216794>
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