subpoena duces tecum

[ suh-pee-nuh doo-seez tee-kuh m, doo-seyz tey-kuh m, suh b- ]
/ səˈpi nə ˈdu siz ˈti kəm, ˈdu seɪz ˈteɪ kəm, səb- /

noun Law.

a writ directing a person to appear in court and to bring some document described in the writ.

Nearby words

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Origin of subpoena duces tecum

1755–65; < New Latin: literally, under penalty you shall bring with you

Also called duces tecum.

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