subpoena duces tecum
subpoena du·ces te·cum /-'dü-səs-'tē-kəm, -'dyü-, -sēz-; -'dü-kes-'tā-ˌku̇m/ n [New Latin, under penalty you shall bring with you]: a subpoena that commands the production of specified evidence in a person's possession
◇ Unlike a search warrant, a subpoena duces tecum can be issued without a showing of probable cause.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

subpoena duces tecum
n.
A subpoena commanding a witness to bring certain documents and other relevant items to court or to a deposition.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


subpoena duces tecum
The judicial process used to command the production before a court of papers, documents, or other tangible items of evidence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


subpoena duces tecum
I
The judicial process used to command the production before a court of papers, documents, or other tangible items of evidence.
II A court order commanding a witness to bring certain documents or records to court. III A subpoena ordering a person to produce certain documents, records, or other items described therein for evidence (also under penalty for failure to appear).

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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