subpoena duces tecum


subpoena du·ces te·cum

noun \-ˌdü-səs-ˈtē-kəm\

Definition of SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM

:  a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence

Origin of SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM

New Latin, under penalty you shall bring with you
First Known Use: 1768

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