Venire meaning

və-nī'rē, -nîr'ē
The panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected.
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A list or group of people from among whom a jury or juries will be selected.
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A writ issued by a judge to a sheriff directing the summons of prospective jurors.
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A panel of jury duty selectees, from among whom the actual jury will be chosen.
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A calling of a new jury panel for the purpose of holding a second trial, in cases where a first trial has failed to render a verdict.
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(law) A venire facias.
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(law) A group of persons summoned by a writ of venire facias to appear in court for jury selection.
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Origin of venire

  • Short for Middle English venire facias from Medieval Latin venīre (faciās) (you should cause) to come, a phrase used in the writ from Latin gwā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition