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English definition of “subpoena”

subpoena

verb [T]  /səˈpi·nə/ law us  
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
noun [C]  /səˈpi·nə/ us  
law The judge issued a subpoena.
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