Saturday, June 21, 2008

Word of the Day #4: Subpoena

subpoena [suh-pee-nuh]

  1. n. The usual writ for the summoning of witnesses or the submission of evidence, as records or documents, before a court or other deliberative body.
  2. v. To serve with a subpoena.

Usage in common English

“Hey Linda, I just got subpoenaed for all my tax receipts for the last five years.”

“Uh-oh. Somebody’s going to jail. I guess you better start waxing your asshole again.”

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