subpoena

  • 1.

    This is an order to appear at court at a set time, usually used to summon witnesses to court to testify or to bring documents.

    Oregon Judicial Department 1
  • 2.

    A command, issued under a court's authority, to a witness to appear and give testimony.

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2
  • 3.

    A written command to appear at a defined time and place to testify, usually in relation to a court case.

    Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division 3

1Oregon Judicial Department, Juror Information: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.ojd.state.or.us/­jurorinfo/­glossary.htm (last accessed May 27, 2009).

2United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Commonly Used Terms - U.S. Courts, http://­www.ca9.uscourts.gov/­content/­view.php?pk_id=0000000237 (last accessed May 28, 2009).

3Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.sos.state.or.us/­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).