subpoena ad testificandum

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noun subpoena ad tes·ti·fi·can·dum \-ˌad-ˌtes-tə-fi-ˈkan-dəm\

Definition of subpoena ad testificandum

  1. :  a writ commanding a person to appear in court to testify as a witness

Origin and Etymology of subpoena ad testificandum

New Latin, under penalty to give testimony


First Known Use: 1594


Law Dictionary

subpoena ad testificandum

subpoena ad tes·ti·fi·can·dum \-ˌad-ˌtes-tə-fə-ˈkan-dəm, -ˌäd-ˌtes-tē-fē-ˈkän-ˌdu̇m\
  1. :  a subpoena that commands a witness to appear and give testimony


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