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Subpœʹna

is a writ given to a man commanding him to appear in court, to bear witness or give evidence on a certain trial named in the writ. It is so called because the party summoned is bound to appear sub pœna centum libroʹrum (under a penalty of £100). We have the verb to subpœna.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Suaviter in Modo (Latin)
Sub Cuitro Liquit
Sub Hasta
Sub Jove (Latin)
Sub-Lapsarian, Supra-Lapsarian
Sub Rosa
Sublime Port
Sublime Porte (The)
Submerged (The) or The Submerged Tenth
Submit
Subpœna
Subsidy
Substitution of Service (The)
Subtle Doctor
Subvolvans or Subvolvani
Succession Powder
Succinct
Succoth
Suck the Monkey
Sucking Young Patricians
Suckle