What is another word for subpoena?

Pronunciation: [suːpˈiːnə] (IPA)

A subpoena is a formal court order that requires a person to appear in court or produce documents or other evidence. There are several synonyms for this word, including summons, writ, notice, citation, and mandate. A summons is a legal notice to appear in court, while a writ is an order from a higher court that requires compliance. A notice is a written communication from a legal authority, while a citation is a formal summons for a traffic offense or a violation of a municipal ordinance. Finally, a mandate is an official command to do something. These words are interchangeable in some contexts, but they may have slightly different meanings depending on the specific legal context.

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Usage examples for Subpoena

An attorney therefore came down to Plymouth armed with a subpoena, with which he chased Keith on land and chased him by sea, until his panting rowers were foiled by the stout crew of the Admiral's barge.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)"
John Holland Rose
The next witness was Mr. Winkle, and after him came Mr. Tupman, and Mr. Snodgrass, all of whom appeared on subpoena by the plaintiff's lawyers.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III"
Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Ryder was not fond of company, he avoided strangers and lived in continual apprehension of the subpoena server.
"The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life"
Charles Klein

Famous quotes with Subpoena

  • You know, this is - one can imagine how life would be different if one body of Congress was controlled by the other party, there would be subpoena power and there would be all - mechanisms to get to the bottom of all sorts of issues of controversy.
    Michael Isikoff
  • “Bay City public prosecutor’s office wants to subpoena a Catholic who’s in storage. Pivotal witness. The Vatican says she’s already dead, and in the hands of God. They’re calling it blasphemy.” “I see. So your loyalties are pretty undivided here.” She stopped and turned to face me. “Kovacs, I hate these goddamn freaks. They’ve been grinding us down for the best part of two and a half thousand years. They’ve been responsible for more misery than any other organization in history. You know they won’t even let their adherents practice for Christ’s sake, and they’ve stood against every significant medical advance of the last five centuries.”
    Richard Morgan

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