ven·​ue | \ ˈven-ˌyü How to pronounce venue (audio) \

Definition of venue

1a : locale sense 1 also : a place where events of a specific type are held music venues
2a : the place from which a jury is drawn and in which trial is held requested a change of venue
b : the place or county in which take place the alleged events from which a legal action arises
c : a statement showing that a case is brought to the proper court or authority

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Examples of venue in a Sentence

The venue of the trial has been changed. The nightclub provided an intimate venue for her performance.
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First Known Use of venue

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for 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

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5 May 2021

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“Venue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of venue

: the place where an event takes place


ven·​ue | \ ˈven-ˌyü How to pronounce venue (audio) \

Legal Definition of venue

1 : the place or county in which take place the alleged events from which a legal action arises used especially at common law
2 : the place from which a jury is drawn and in which trial is held — see also change of venue — compare jurisdiction
3 : a statement showing that a case is brought to the proper court or authority

History and Etymology for 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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