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English definition of “subpoena”

subpoena

verb [T]    /səˈpi·nə/ law
social studies to order someone to go to a court of law to answer questions, or to order the appearance of documents in a court of law: to subpoena a witness subpoena    /səˈpi·nə/ noun [C] law The judge issued a subpoena.
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