subpoena duces tecum

subpoena duces tecum

[suh-pee-nuh doo-seez tee-kuhm, doo-seyz tey-kuhm, suhb-]
noun Law.
a writ directing a person to appear in court and to bring some document described in the writ.
Also called duces tecum.


Origin:
1755–65; < Neo-Latin: literally, under penalty you shall bring with you

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subpoena duces tecum

noun
a writ issued by a court at the request of one of the parties to a suit; it requires a witness to bring to court or to a deposition any relevant documents under the witness's control 
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