Subpoena Sub*p[oe]"na, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subp[oe]naed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subp[oe]naing}.] (Law) To serve with a writ of subp[oe]na; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience. [1913 Webster]

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