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subpoena

Pronunciation: /səˈpiːnə/

Translation of subpoena in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Law/Derecho] citación (feminine), citatorio (masculine) to serve a subpoena on sb notificar* a algn (una orden de comparecencia)
    Example sentences
    • Even if it is a US bank which is ordered by a US subpoena, other common law courts have applied traditional conflict-of-laws analysis.
    • Further, the day-to-day administration of criminal justice functions with many witnesses who are not under subpoena and who attend voluntarily to give evidence.
    • It held that if an individual does not comply with a subpoena or order issued by the Tribunal, he could be held in contempt of the Tribunal and the specific contempt procedure could be set in motion.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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