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subpoena

(səpē`nə) [Lat.,=under penalty], in law, an order to a witness to appear before a court. A subpoena ad testificandum [Lat.,= to testify under penalty], the technical term denoting an ordinary subpoena, is a command for an individual to appear at a particular time and place to testify on a specific matter. A subpoena duces tecum [Lat.,=bring with you under penalty] requires a witness to produce at trial books, personal papers, or other material relevant to a judicial proceeding. Failure to obey a subpoena constitutes contemptcontempt,
in law, interference with the functioning of a legislature or court. In its narrow and more usual sense, contempt refers to the despising of the authority, justice, or dignity of a court.
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 of court, though subpoenas can be challenged.

subpoena

a writ issued by a court of justice requiring a person to appear before the court at a specified time
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Today the Committee on Homeland Security issued a subpoena to Jim Watkins, the owner of the website 8chan.
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After a bank receives a subpoena, the process for responding to and fulfilling it is highly manual, time-consuming and vulnerable to errors, and automation is applied only in limited areas.
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