ve·​ni·​re | \ və-ˈnī-rē How to pronounce venire (audio) \

Definition of venire

: an entire panel from which a jury is drawn

Examples of venire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the alternative, the defense wants a jury brought in from another area, called a change of venire. Mitch Weiss And Holbrook Mohr, charlotteobserver, "Trial near for sect members accused of beating away demons," 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of venire

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for venire

earlier, "judicial writ ordering jurors to be summoned," short for venire facias

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“Venire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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ve·​ni·​re | \ və-ˈnī-rē How to pronounce venire (audio) \

Legal Definition of venire

: a panel from which a jury is to be selected — compare array

History and Etymology for venire

probably from venireman

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