subpoena duces tecum
noun Etymology: New Latin, under penalty you shall bring with you Date: 1768 a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence

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  • subpoena duces tecum — subpoena du·ces te·cum / dü səs tē kəm, dyü , sēz ; dü kes tā ˌku̇m/ n [New Latin, under penalty you shall bring with you]: a subpoena that commands the production of specified evidence in a person s possession ◇ Unlike a search warrant, a… …   Law dictionary

  • Subpoena duces tecum — A subpoena duces tecum (or subpoena for production of evidence) is a court summons ordering a named party to appear before the court and produce documents or other tangible evidence for use at a hearing or trial. The summons is known by various… …   Wikipedia

  • subpoena duces tecum — /sa(b)piyna d(y)uwsiyz tiykam/ A court process, initiated by party in litigation, compelling production of certain specific documents and other items, material and relevant to facts in issue in a pending judicial proceeding, which documents and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Subpoena duces tecum — 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 duces tecum — /seuh pee neuh dooh seez tee keuhm, dooh sayz tay keuhm, seuhb /, Law. a writ directing a person to appear in court and to bring some document described in the writ. Also called duces tecum. [1755 65; < NL: lit., under penalty you shall bring… …   Universalium

  • subpoena duces tecum — An ancient writ, having for its object the production of evidence to be used, so far as admissible, in a trial. In the modern sense, a subpoena which, in addition to the usual clauses requiring the attendance of the witness in court to testify,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • subpoena duces tecum — noun A writ requiring someone to appear in court to give testimony, and to bring something (usually documents) to accompany that testimony …   Wiktionary

  • subpoena duces tecum — sub•poe•na du•ces te•cum [[t]səˈpi nə ˈdu siz ˈti kəm, ˈdu seɪz ˈteɪ kəm, səb [/t]] n. law a writ directing a person to appear in court and to bring some document described in the writ • Etymology: 1755–65; < NL: lit., under penalty you shall… …   From formal English to slang

  • subpoena duces tecum — noun a writ issued by a court at the request of one of the parties to a suit; it requires a witness to bring to court or to a deposition any relevant documents under the witness s control (Freq. 1) • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • duces tecum — bring with you , a form of subpoena. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001. duces tecum n. Latin T …   Law dictionary

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