venue

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noun ven·ue \ˈven-ˌyü\

Definition of venue

  1. 1a :  locale 1; also :  a place where events of a specific type are held music venuesb :  outlet 1c

  2. 2a :  the place from which a jury is drawn and in which trial is held requested a change of venueb :  the place or county in which take place the alleged events from which a legal action arisesc :  a statement showing that a case is brought to the proper court or authority

Examples of venue in a Sentence

  1. The venue of the trial has been changed.

  2. The nightclub provided an intimate venue for her performance.

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Origin and Etymology of venue

borrowed from Anglo-French, probably alteration (by assimilation to venue “arrival, attendance”) of vinné, visné, literally, “neighborhood, neighbors,” going back to Vulgar Latin *vīcīnātus, re-formation of Latin vīcīnitās vicinity


VENUE Defined for English Language Learners

venue

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Definition of venue for English Language Learners

  • : the place where an event takes place


Law Dictionary

venue

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noun ven·ue \ˈven-ˌyü\

Legal Definition of venue

  1. 1 :  the place or county in which take place the alleged events from which a legal action arises —used especially at common law

  2. 2 :  the place from which a jury is drawn and in which trial is held — see also change of venue — compare jurisdiction

  3. 3 :  a statement showing that a case is brought to the proper court or authority

Origin and Etymology of venue

Anglo-French, place where a jury is summoned, alteration (influenced by venue arrival, attendance) of vinné visné, literally, neighborhood, neighbors, from Old French, ultimately from Latin vicinus neighboring



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