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subpoena

sub·poe·na

subpoena

 
pronunciation:
s pi n
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: in law, a formal written order summoning a witness to give testimony or requiring that specified evidence be submitted.
She had received a subpoena and had to appear in court the following week.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: subpoenaed, subpoenaing, subpoenas
definition: to serve or summon with a subpoena.
similar words:
convene