§ 493.2. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Legal pleadingsThe formal written statements of the parties to a legal proceeding regarding their respective claims and defenses, such as preliminary objections, answer, petition for rule to show cause, and the like.
Legal processThe summons, complaint, petition for viewers or other similar pleading which initiates a legal proceeding.
SubpoenaA court order requiring the appearance of one or more named persons at a specified time and place for the purpose of testifying in a matter before the court.
Subpoena duces tecumA court order requiring the custodian of specified documents to deliver them at a specified time and place for use as evidence in a matter before the court.
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