Venire-facias meaning

fāshē-əs, -ăs
A writ issued by a judge ordering that persons be summoned to serve as jurors.
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(law) A judicial writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court at a specified time to serve as jurors.
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(law) A summons to cause the party indicted on a penal statute to appear.
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Origin of venire-facias

  • Middle English venire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, make or cause to come.

    From Wiktionary