subpoena (subpena)

Definitions of "subpoena (subpena)"
  1. A document issued by a court or other legal authority commanding an individual to appear at a certain location, such as a court or legislative committee, or face potential penalties like contempt charges for non-compliance
  2. The act of summoning a person to appear in front of a court or a hearing through the issuance of a subpoena
How to use "subpoena (subpena)" in a sentence
  1. The witness received a subpoena, commanding her to testify in front of the jury.
  2. The lawyer planned to subpoena the defendant to ensure his presence at the upcoming hearing.
  3. A risk of ignoring a subpoena is facing potential contempt charges.

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