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subpoena
(n)
sub-PEE-nǝ
Meaning

a legal document informing a witness that he must appear in court

1st Sample Sentence

The powerful goonda ignored the subpoena ordering him to appear in court as a witness against his politician friend.

Root

sub (under, up to)#poena (penalty, punishment), (Latin)

Mnemonics

"Sub + poena" in Latin means "under penalty" The person who's under penalty is required to attend the court hearing. So he's issued a subpoena. ounds like SAB+ P + HEY NA ?? Here 'P' stands for PRESENT. So court issues a writ confirming SAB P (resent) Hey Na?? if not they have to pay fine. Smile Its pretty simple. read it as COURT MEIN "SABOOT POST KARNA"!!!

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