subpoena ad testificandum

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Synonyms for subpoena ad testificandum

a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding

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A subpoena ad testificandum directs the recipient to appear at a legal proceeding and provide testimony.
In addition to the subpoena duces tecum, a subpoena ad testificandum (a subpoena for testimony) which "command[s] [a] witness to attend and testify at the time and place the subpoena specifies," is another powerful evidentiary tool utilized by a federal grand jury to elicit testimony and to aid federal prosecutors in determining whether a company is criminally liable.
Also denied by the DOJ was De Guzman's plea for the issuance of subpoena ad testificandum to the director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the investigator on the case before the submission of his counter-affidavit.
A subpoena ad testificandum is a command to a named individual or corporation to appear at a specified time and place to give oral testimony under oath.
So the attraction of Boyd seems to be this: Self-inculpatory words spoken under compulsion, which emanates either from interrogation or the process of the subpoena ad testificandum, do not seem intuitively so different from words spoken or written freely but produced under compulsion of the subpoena duces tecum.