Sub*pe"na (?), n. & v. t.

See Subpena.


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Sub*pe"na (?), n. [NL., fr. L. sub under + poena punishment. See Pain.] Law

A writ commanding the attendance in court, as a witness, of the person on whom it is served, under a penalty; the process by which a defendant in equity is commanded to appear and answer the plaintiff's bill.

[Written also subpena.]

Subpena ad testificandum (). [NL.] A writ used to procure the attendance of a witness for the purpose of testifying. -- Subpena duces tecum (). [NL.] A writ which requires a witness to attend and bring certain documents.


© Webster 1913.

Sub*pe"na, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subpenaed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Subpenaing.] Law

To serve with a writ of subpena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.


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