Definition of Subpoena duces tecum

1. 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.

Generic synonyms: Judicial Writ, Writ
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Subpoena duces tecum

1. Noun. (legal) A writ requiring someone to appear in court to give testimony, and to bring something (usually documents) to accompany that testimony. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Subpoena duces tecum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1816)
"... The writ of subpoena duces tecum, like some other writs of undoubted antiquity, ... subpoena duces tecum ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... a writ of subpoena, or subpoena duces tecum, issued from any of the said Superior Courts of Common Law and served in Great Britain or Ireland."' § 1291. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"subpoena duces tecum.—Where the production of documentary evidence in the possession of the witness is required, a subpoena duces ..."

4. The Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones (1908)
"Production of books and papers—subpoena duces tecum.—When it is necessary, not only to secure the oral ... Such a subpoena is called a subpoena duces tecum ..."

5. The Practice at Law, in Equity, and in Special Proceedings: In All the by William Wait (1873)
"subpoena duces tecum, form of. The form of this writ is the same as that of a common subpoena, differing from the latter only in containing a duces tecum ..."

6. Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (late Vice President of the by Harman Blennerhassett, Israel Smith, David Robertson (1808)
"... with a clause, requiring him to produce certain papers; or in other words, to issue the subpoena duces tecum. The attorney for the United States will, ..."

7. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1909)
"486, that, to entitle a party to a subpoena duces tecum to produce books and papers, it is not necessary that the court should be satisfied beyond a ..."

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