venire facias

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

Definition of venire facias

: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, borrowed from Medieval Latin venīre faciās "may you cause (such persons) to come"


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venire facias

noun venire fa·ci·as \ -ˈfā-shē-əs \

legal Definition of venire facias

: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)


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