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

 sub·poe·na /səˈpinə, &dɪvɪdɛ;ni/

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·poe·na, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subpoenaed p. pr. & vb. n. Subpoenaing.] Law To serve with a writ of subpoena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of
          a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be
          punishable as a contempt of court [syn: subpoena ad
      v : serve or summon with a subpoena; "The witness and her
          records were subpoenaed"