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noun as in writ

Strong match

verb as in issue a writ

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Earlier in the day, Johnson’s panel voted to authorize subpoenas in its probe targeting former Obama administration officials.

The new subpoena seeks those documents as well as another ethics opinion provided to Emanuel.

Intuit produced half a million pages of documents in response to the FTC’s first civil investigative demand — a kind of subpoena — last year.

A judge last week threw out the president’s lawsuit to block the subpoenas on the grounds that they were too broad.

From Fortune

With subpoenas arriving at NASA and Boeing, we have an idea of how serious this episode might become.

From Quartz

Henry Waxman did subpoena Condoleezza Rice, and she appeared once, in the fall of 2007.

Meanwhile, Wildstein is fighting a subpoena to appear before state legislators on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Airbnb filed a motion in New York State Supreme Court challenging the subpoena.

The House bill, introduced last Thursday, contains strong protection for leakers and probably would have prevented the subpoena.

Republicans, Fox News gloats, want Clinton to testify about Benghazi under subpoena.

There are others who are inclined towards elaborate plots as Sam Weller was to the "'rig'nal" of his subpoena.

In the interim he bought a ticket, supped, reflected, counted his money and studied the subpoena.

Saul Aronson's jaw dropped and the subpoena began to burn a hole in his pocket.

He was not familiar enough with law terms to know the limits of a subpoena's authority.

When he appeared yesterday before the Grand Jury it was under a subpoena.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subpoena, such as: decree, mandate, summons, warrant, command, and court order.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.