Subpena Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Subpena?

(n) Subpena is summons issued by a court directing a witness to appear before the court for giving evidence or testifying the documents before the court at the designated time and place under oath. A court can issue warrant to bring the witness if he fails to appear before the court without sufficient cause and permission and such abstinence are punishable as contempt of court