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subpoena duces tecum

[ suh-pee-nuh -doo-seez -tee-kuhm, doo-seyz -tey-kuhm, suhb- ]
/ səˈpi nə ˈdu siz ˈti kəm, ˈdu seɪz ˈteɪ kəm, səb- /
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noun Law.

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

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Also called duces tecum.

Origin of subpoena duces tecum

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

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