verb (used with object), sub·poe·naed, sub·poe·na·ing.
- subperitoneal fascia,
- subpoena duces tecum,
Origin of subpoena
Examples from the Web for subpoenas
Even after the subpoenas started flying, he remained gung-ho on entitlement reform.
Wednesday afternoon the decision came down: The subpoenas were “over broad.”Christie Aides Can Keep Bridgegate Emails Under Wraps|Olivia Nuzzi|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so, the Obama administration went bananas, firing off subpoenas for the phone records of Associated Press reporters.
But had I reviewed [the subpoenas] I would have made recommendations about narrowing it somewhat.
Its subpoenas were directed to telephone companies located in D.C.
I saw the subpoenas given to him and his company, when they started.
"I've arranged for a number of subpoenas to be served in the morning," he said.The Gray Mask|Wadsworth Camp
It would be a relief to serve him with subpoenas, or present him long bills and demand immediate payment.
Subpoenas are issued through the synagogue beadle, or shamash.
But when the subpoenas arrived for Smith and the hierarchy, alarm and indignation assumed a new complexion.Under the Prophet in Utah|Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
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.