[ suh-pee-nuhd, suhb- ]


, Law.
  1. (of a witness or evidence) required by a subpoena to appear or be submitted before a court or other deliberative body:

    The subpoenaed recordings include over 33 hours of conversations, mostly between the defendant and his parents and brother.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of subpoena.
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Other Words From

  • un·sub·poe·naed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of subpoenaed1

First recorded in 1840–45; subpoena + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective; subpoena + -ed 1( def ) for the verb
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Example Sentences

To make matters even more complicated, other players in this saga include Kanye West, at least eight political parties, and more lawsuits than you can shake a subpoena at.

Measure B will replace the existing Community Review Board on Police Practices with a commission that has the power to conduct independent investigations and subpoena witnesses, and have its own legal counsel.

Measure B replaces the existing police oversight board, called the Community Review Board on Police Practices, with one that has the power to conduct independent investigations and subpoena witnesses, and its own legal counsel.

After Facebook, Google and Twitter initially declined to appear at a hearing voluntarily, Wicker moved to hold a vote on the Senate Commerce Committee to authorize a subpoena forcing their testimony.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of issuing subpoenas for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Thursday, meaning that there might be two big tech CEO hearings on the horizon.

Stetson was investigated, subpoenaed, and forced to testify in March 1924 about the source of her funds.

And that data, which is generally used for marketing purposes, could easily be subpoenaed as well.

And, of course, when the Bush administration subpoenaed the phone records of journalists, that was a very different thing.

News of an expanded investigation–with a subpoenaed paper trail–may be welcome.

New reports say seven banks are being subpoenaed in the investigation.

With others, I was subpoenaed as a witness, and I found the court scene as amusing as the Temple scene was appalling.

We had proceeded but a few days on our journey, when I was subpoenaed as a witness, and had to go to Colesville.

One of the women of the dead apostle's family was subpoenaed to give her testimony in the matter.

Somebody hunted me up and subpoenaed me to testify as to the character of Newcomb.

Useless to assert that he was simply a witness subpoenaed to give evidence at the trial!





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