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  • n. Alternative spelling of subpoena.
  • v. Alternative spelling of subpoena.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 commanded to appear and answer the plaintiff's bill.
  • transitive v. To serve with a writ of subpœna; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To serve with a writ of subpœna; command the attendance of in court by a legal writ: as, to subpœna a witness.
  • n. In law, a writ or process commanding the attendance in a court of justice of the person on whom it is served, under a penalty.

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