subpoena

See also: subpœna

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

First attested with this spelling in 1623 CE, from earlier subpena, from Middle English sub pena, from Medieval Latin: sub (under) and poena (penalty), the beginning of the original subpoena used in the Court of Chancery.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /səˈpiːnə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːnə

NounEdit

subpoena (plural subpoenas or subpoenae or subpoenæ)

  1. (law, historical) A writ requiring a defendant to appear in court to answer a plaintiff's claim.
  2. (law) A writ requiring someone to appear in court to give testimony.

Usage notesEdit

The most common plural form is subpoenas. Subpoenae is a hypercorrection as the word is not derived from a Latin noun *subpœna, *subpœnæ, but from the Latin phrase sub pœna, and therefore has no Latin plural.

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VerbEdit

subpoena (third-person singular simple present subpoenas, present participle subpoenaing, simple past and past participle subpoenaed)

  1. (transitive) To summon with a subpoena.

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English subpoena.

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subpoena m (plural subpoenas)

  1. (Canadian and US law) subpoena