subpoena ad testificandum
noun Etymology: New Latin, under penalty to give testimony Date: circa 1769 a writ commanding a person to appear in court to testify as a witness

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  • subpoena ad testificandum — subpoena ad tes·ti·fi·can·dum / ˌad ˌtes tə fə kan dəm, ˌäd ˌtes tē fē kän ˌdu̇m/: a subpoena that commands a witness to appear and give testimony Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Subpoena ad testificandum — A subpoena ad testificandum is a court summons to appear and give oral testimony for use at a hearing or trial. The subpoena developed as a creative writ, the writ subpoena , from the Court of Chancery. Writs of many kinds formed the essential… …   Wikipedia

  • Subpoena ad testificandum — Subpoena Sub*p[oe] na, n. [NL., fr. L. sub under + poena punishment. See {Pain}.] (Law) A writ commanding the attendance in court, as a witness, of the person on whom it is served, under a penalty; the process by which a defendant in equity is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subpoena ad testificandum — noun a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court • Syn: ↑subpoena • Derivationally related forms: ↑subpoena (for: ↑subpoena) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • subpoena ad testificandum — /sa(b)piyna aed testafakaendam/ Subpoena to testify. A technical and descriptive term for the ordinary subpoena. See subpoena …   Black's law dictionary

  • subpoena ad testificandum — A writ to bring a witness into court to testify; a subpoena for a witness. See 3 Bl Comm 369 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • subpoena ad testificandum — noun A writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court …   Wiktionary

  • ad testificandum — adv. Latin For testifying. =>> subpoena (subpoena ad testificandum). See also habeas corpus. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • subpoena ad tes|ti|fi|can|dum — «ad TEHS tuh fuh KAN duhm», Law. a subpoena requiring a person to appear in court as a witness. ╂[< New Latin subpoena ad testificandum (literally) under penalty to testify] …   Useful english dictionary

  • subpoena — sub·poe·na 1 also sub·pe·na /sə pē nə/ n [Latin sub poena under penalty]: a writ commanding a designated person upon whom it has been served to appear (as in court or before a congressional committee) under a penalty (as a charge of contempt) for …   Law dictionary

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