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Duces Tecum

court bring subpoena

[Latin, Bring with you.] Commonly called a SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM, a type of legal writ requiring one who has been summoned to appear in court to bring some specified item with him or her for use or examination by the court.

A person served with a subpoena duces tecum might be required to present documents, such as business records or other pieces of physical evidence, for the inspection of the court.

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