Definition of subpoena noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈpiːnə//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈpiːnə//
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(law) a written order to attend court as a witness to give evidence He was served with a subpoena. She is appearing today under subpoena (= she has been given a subpoena to appear). Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun): from Latin sub poena ‘under penalty’ (the first words of the writ). Use as a verb dates from the mid 17th cent.
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