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subpoena

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Definition a legal order requiring witnesses to appear or documents related to an appeal be provided
  • The witness and her records were subpoenaed.
  • Better be careful he doesn't hand you a subpoena.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • subpoena = a legal order requiring court-related testimony
  • You can issue a subpoena for me any time you wish.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "And you parted friends? and you would never have thought of bringing the business up before a court, hadn't you been subpoenaed?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • The Bureau will subpoena your books in the morning.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Nor did she want Mr. Blansen to call and complain to her chief or tell her she'd need a subpoena to get this type of information.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • A student of mine who opposed the war in Vietnam and marched against it was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • You can fill in a few subpoenas on the train.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I called the daughter and boyfriend to the stand and subpoenaed Shane's ex-wife.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The police already submitted a subpoena for the records.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Why not subpoena as well the clerical proficients?
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The president of the company shot himself two days after being subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • If I think we need it, we'll get a subpoena that will allow you to tell me what happened in the desert.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • You have the right to have me subpoena into court any evidence and/or witnesses in your favor.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He sued ten defendants in all, and several of the Hopkins employees involved had never heard of Cofield or Henrietta Lacks before their subpoenas arrived.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • You know that and I know that, but speaking of his history, there's a little matter of mental illness that'll come out the minute our clinical records are subpoenaed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I was being subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury on November 4 at 2:00 P.M. I was supposed to go down to Marshall Street with Lila after she got back from class.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • You subpoenaed documents and took depositions and pored over court records until you had put together a detailed and precise accounting of each stage in the deadly quarrel.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The judge asked that Mrs. Henderson be subpoenaed, and when Momma arrived and said she was Mrs. Henderson, the judge, the bailiff and other whites in the audience laughed.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • They subpoena the jury commissioners, they ask the judge to step down, they raise every legal trick in their books—and they have 'em aplenty—they try to force the judge into error.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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