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ve·ni·re

 (və-nī′rē, -nîr′ē)

n.

1. A writ issued by a judge to a sheriff directing the summons of prospective jurors. Also called venire facias.

2. The panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected.


[Short for Middle English venire facias, from Medieval Latin venīre (faciās), (you should cause) to come, a phrase used in the writ, from Latin; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

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venire

(vɪˈnaɪrɪ)

n

(Law) law a group of people who are summoned to serve on a jury

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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Noun 1. venire – (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)

body – a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; “the whole body filed out of the auditorium”; “the student body”; “administrative body”
law, jurisprudence – the collection of rules imposed by authority; “civilization presupposes respect for the law”; “the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order”

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