A writ ordering a person to attend a court and bring relevant documents.
- When the original of a document is in the possession of a stranger to the litigation, the proper course for the party desiring to prove the contents of the document is to serve the stranger with a subpoena duces tecum.
- The second was a subpoena duces tecum in the course of other litigation.
- It held that the First Amendment did not permit the Society of Jesus of New England to quash - that is, resist the enforcement of - a subpoena duces tecum.
Latin, literally 'under penalty you shall bring with you'.
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