Origin of voir direFrench from voir(e), truly + dire, to say
voir direvoir dire
transitive verbvoir dired, voir dir·ing, voir dires
Origin of voir direAnglo-Norman to speak the truth Latin vērus true ; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.Latin dīcere to say ; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(plural voir dires)
- (law) The preliminary phase of a jury trial in which the jurors are examined and selected.
- (law) A preliminary hearing without a jury in order to determine whether the evidence meets the test for admissibility to go to a full hearing at a criminal trial, in the legal systems of England and Wales, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.
voir dire - Legal Definition