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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 subpoena du·ces te·cum /-ˌdusəsˈtikəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·poe·na n.  Law A writ commanding the attendance in court, as a witness, of the person on whom it is served, under a penalty; the process by which a defendant in equity is commanded to appear and answer the plaintiff's bill. [Written also subpena.]
 Subpoena ad testificandum  A writ used to procure the attendance of a witness for the purpose of testifying. -- Subpoena duces tecum  A writ which requires a witness to attend and bring certain documents.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 subpoena duces tecum
      n : 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