subpoena duces tecum
[suh-pee-nuh doo-seez tee-kuh m, doo-seyz tey-kuh m, suh b-]
- a writ directing a person to appear in court and to bring some document described in the writ.
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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