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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for subpoena in the sense of this definition

(subpoena is a kind of ...) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

(subpoena belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: serve or summon with a subpoena - [verb of communication]

Samples where subpoena or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The witness and her records were subpoenaed

(subpoena is a kind of ...) deliver a warrant or summons to someone

"He was processed by the sheriff"

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