subpoena duces tecum

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

Definition of subpoena duces tecum

  1. :  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

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

Legal Definition of subpoena duces tecum

  1. :  a subpoena that commands the production of specified evidence in a person's possession

Additional Notes on subpoena duces tecum

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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