verb (used with object), sub·poe·naed, sub·poe·na·ing.
- subperitoneal fascia,
- subpoena duces tecum,
Origin of subpoena
Examples from the Web for subpoenaing
Gingrich should be smart enough to know that subpoenaing judges is neither legal nor workable.
The German had swung around toward the men behind him, as though he were subpoenaing them as witnesses.Captain Macklin|Richard Harding Davis
verb -nas, -naing or -naed
Word Origin for subpoena
early 15c., sub pena, from Medieval Latin sub poena "under penalty," the first words of the writ commanding the presence of someone under penalty of failure, from Latin sub "under" (see sub-) + poena, ablative of poena "penalty" (see penal). The verb is attested from 1630s.