subpoena duces tecum

noun subpoena du·ces te·cum \ -ˌdü-səs-ˈtē-kəm \

Definition of subpoena duces tecum

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

Origin and Etymology of subpoena duces tecum

New Latin, under penalty you shall bring with you


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subpoena duces tecum

noun subpoena du·ces te·cum \ -ˈdü-səs-ˈtē-kəm, -ˈdyü-, -sēz-; -ˈdü-kes-ˈtā-ˌku̇m \

legal Definition of subpoena duces tecum

:a subpoena that commands the production of specified evidence in a person's possession
Note: Unlike a search warrant, a subpoena duces tecum can be issued without a showing of probable cause.

Origin and Etymology of subpoena duces tecum

New Latin, under penalty you shall bring with you


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