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sub·poe·na

 (sə-pē′nə)
n.
An order issued under the authority of a court, commanding a person to appear in court on a particular date, usually to give testimony in a legal case.
tr.v. sub·poe·naed, sub·poe·na·ing, sub·poe·nas
To serve or summon with such a writ.

[Middle English suppena, from Medieval Latin sub poenā, under a penalty (from the opening words of the writ) : Latin sub, under; see sub- + Latin poenā, ablative of poena, penalty; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

subpoena

(səbˈpiːnə; səˈpiːnə)
n
(Law) a writ issued by a court of justice requiring a person to appear before the court at a specified time
vb, -nas, -naing or -naed
(Law) (tr) to serve with a subpoena
[C15: from Latin: under penalty]

sub•poe•na

or sub•pe•na

(səˈpi nə, səb-)

n., pl. -nas, n.
1. a writ to summon witnesses or evidence before a court.
v.t.
2. to serve with a subpoena.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin sub poenā under penalty (the first words of the writ)]

subpoena


Past participle: subpoenaed
Gerund: subpoenaing

Imperative
subpoena
subpoena
Present
I subpoena
you subpoena
he/she/it subpoenas
we subpoena
you subpoena
they subpoena
Preterite
I subpoenaed
you subpoenaed
he/she/it subpoenaed
we subpoenaed
you subpoenaed
they subpoenaed
Present Continuous
I am subpoenaing
you are subpoenaing
he/she/it is subpoenaing
we are subpoenaing
you are subpoenaing
they are subpoenaing
Present Perfect
I have subpoenaed
you have subpoenaed
he/she/it has subpoenaed
we have subpoenaed
you have subpoenaed
they have subpoenaed
Past Continuous
I was subpoenaing
you were subpoenaing
he/she/it was subpoenaing
we were subpoenaing
you were subpoenaing
they were subpoenaing
Past Perfect
I had subpoenaed
you had subpoenaed
he/she/it had subpoenaed
we had subpoenaed
you had subpoenaed
they had subpoenaed
Future
I will subpoena
you will subpoena
he/she/it will subpoena
we will subpoena
you will subpoena
they will subpoena
Future Perfect
I will have subpoenaed
you will have subpoenaed
he/she/it will have subpoenaed
we will have subpoenaed
you will have subpoenaed
they will have subpoenaed
Future Continuous
I will be subpoenaing
you will be subpoenaing
he/she/it will be subpoenaing
we will be subpoenaing
you will be subpoenaing
they will be subpoenaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been subpoenaing
you have been subpoenaing
he/she/it has been subpoenaing
we have been subpoenaing
you have been subpoenaing
they have been subpoenaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been subpoenaing
you will have been subpoenaing
he/she/it will have been subpoenaing
we will have been subpoenaing
you will have been subpoenaing
they will have been subpoenaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been subpoenaing
you had been subpoenaing
he/she/it had been subpoenaing
we had been subpoenaing
you had been subpoenaing
they had been subpoenaing
Conditional
I would subpoena
you would subpoena
he/she/it would subpoena
we would subpoena
you would subpoena
they would subpoena
Past Conditional
I would have subpoenaed
you would have subpoenaed
he/she/it would have subpoenaed
we would have subpoenaed
you would have subpoenaed
they would have subpoenaed

subpoena

A writ issued by a court ordering a person to appear before it. To subpoena someone is to make the person the subject of such a writ.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subpoena - 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
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.subpoena - serve or summon with a subpoena; "The witness and her records were subpoenaed"
swear out, process, serve - deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff"
Translations
Ladungzwangsvorladen
kutsu

subpoena

[səbˈpiːnə] (Jur)
A. Ncitación f
to serve sb with a subpoena; serve a subpoena on sbenviar una citación a algn
B. VT [+ witness] → citar; [+ document] → reclamar como pruebas
to subpoena sb to do sthcitar a algn para hacer algo

subpoena

[səˈpiːnə]
vt [+ witness] → assigner à comparaître

subpoena

(Jur)
nVorladung f; to serve a subpoena on somebodyjdn vorladen
vt witnessvorladen; documentsunter Strafandrohung verlangen or fordern; he was subpoenaed to give evidenceer wurde als Zeuge vorgeladen

subpoena

[səbˈpiːnə] (Law)
References in classic literature ?
A judge was appointed; also clerks, a crier of the court, constables, sheriffs; counsel for the State and for the defendant; witnesses were subpoenaed, and a jury empaneled after much challenging.
You have seen them caught in the act, and you may expect to be subpoenaed as witness for the state when the trial comes off.
Joseph Rouletabille," said Maitre Henri Robert, "has not been regularly subpoenaed as a witness, but I hope, Monsieur President, you will examine him in virtue of your discretionary powers.
24) Article 47, UCMJ, addresses the military court system's power to compel persons not subject to the UCMJ to appear and testify or produce evidence at courts-martial, as well as criminally punishes those who refuse to produce subpoenaed evidence.
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For those who haven't had the dubious pleasure of being subpoenaed, here is a primer.
All too often, they fail to notify appropriate hospital authorities and/or hospital counsel that records have been subpoenaed for court or for deposition.
AP) -- Two Alabama Board of Education members and a former acting chancellor of postsecondary education are among those who have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury investigating corruption in the state's two-year college system.
Several of the rule changes provide that when minors testify or are subpoenaed, they have the right to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, unless it is determined that parent or guardian would have a negative impact on the minor or has an adverse interest to the minor.
The first objection was that the government obtained the subpoenaed office records in violation of his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.
The Justice Department has subpoenaed business records of FedEx Corp.
GE understands that a number of other insurance and reinsurance companies have been subpoenaed by the SEC in relation to finite risk" GE said in a statement.