Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

venire facias

play
noun ve·ni·re fa·ci·as \-ˌnī-rē-ˈfā-shē-əs\

Definition of venire facias

  1. :  a judicial writ directing the sheriff to summon a specified number of qualified persons to serve as jurors



Origin and Etymology of venire facias

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, you should cause to come


First Known Use: 15th century


Law Dictionary

venire facias

play
noun venire fa·ci·as \-ˈfā-shē-əs\

Legal Definition of venire facias

  1. :  a writ ordering a sheriff to summon a jury <No irregularity in any writ of venire facias … shall be sufficient to set aside a verdict … — — West Virginia Code>



Origin and Etymology of venire facias

Medieval Latin venire facias (juratores or juratam) may you cause (the jurors or the jury) to come (words used in the writ)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up venire facias? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

looking or feeling very sad

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

placate divulge defame beat
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ