Venue meaning

vĕnyo͝o
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The scene or locale of a large gathering, as for a sports event or rock concert.
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(law) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the place where an action is laid.
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Usually, the locality within which the trial or suit will take place, as sometimes there may be several places where jurisdiction could be established. Venue is often a matter of convenience to the parties in a civil suit. In a criminal suit, where it may be difficult to empanel an impartial jury (due to extensive publicity or other considerations), a change of venue may be sought. See also forum nonconveniens.
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The definition of a venue is a place where a crime or where trial proceedings for a crime take place or a location for specific types of events.

An example of venue is a court room.

An example of venue is a wedding reception hall.

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A place, especially the one where a given event is to happen.
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(sports) Sport venue: a stadium or similar building in which a sporting competition is held.
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change of venue
  • the substitution of another place of trial, as when the local jury or court is likely to be prejudiced
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Origin of venue

  • Middle English attack, arrival from Old French a coming, attack from feminine past participle of venir to come from Latin venīre gwā- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French venue, the feminine singular past participle of venir.

    From Wiktionary