- An example of venue is a court room.
- An example of venue is a wedding reception hall.
- the county or locality in which a cause of action occurs or a crime is committed
- the county or locality in which a jury is drawn and a case tried
- that part of a declaration in an action that designates the county in which the trial is to occur
- Rare the clause in an affidavit designating the place where it was sworn to
- the scene or locale of a large gathering, as for a sports event or rock concert
Origin of venueMiddle English ; from OFr, a coming, arrival, approach ; from venir, to come ; from Classical Latin venire, come
change of venue
- a. The scene or setting in which something takes place; a locale: “that non-cinematic venue of popular nightmares, the discotheque” (P.J. O'Rourke).b. A place for large gatherings, as a sports stadium.
- Law a. The court where a lawsuit may or should be tried, usually because the cause of action arose in that locality.b. The locality from which a jury may be drawn.c. The locality where a crime is committed.
Origin of venueMiddle English, attack, arrival, from Old French, a coming, attack, from feminine past participle of venir, to come, from Latin ven&imacron;re; see gwa- in Indo-European roots.
In certain cases, the court has power to change the venue, which is to direct the trial to be had in a different county from that where the venue is laid.
From Old French venue, the feminine singular past participle of venir.
venue - Legal Definition