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A subpoena compels a witness to provide a court with information or documents on a specific date, time and location. It is issued by an officer of the court (for example the registrar of the court) and is usually served (formally delivered) by the sheriff of the court.
A summons is a court issued document which starts the litigation process. The summons states the names of the complainant, known as the plaintiff, and the defendant(s) against whom the case is made.
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