Subpena Duces Tecum Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Subpena Duces Tecum, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Subpena Duces Tecum?

(n) Subpena Duces tecum is defined as the court order directing a witness who is in custody of the documents to produce them before the court for verification. This is a potential method of bringing documents which are not generally available to the parties especially when the documents are in the custody of the opponents