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Meaning of subpoena

sub•poe•na

Pronunciation: (su-pē'nu, sub-), [key]
— n., v., -naed, -na•ing.
—n.
  1. the usual writ for the summoning of witnesses or the submission of evidence, as records or documents, before a court or other deliberative body.
—v.t.
  1. to serve with a subpoena.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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