from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writ issued by a judge to a sheriff directing the summons of prospective jurors. Also called venire facias.
- n. The panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected.
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- n. A venire facias.
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- n. (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)
Short for Middle English venire facias, from Medieval Latin venīre (faciās), (you should cause) to come, a phrase used in the writ, from Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)