Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See venire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A judicial writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court at a specified time to serve as jurors.
  • n. A summons to cause the party indicted on a penal statute to appear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A judicial writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court at a specified time, to serve as jurors in said court.
  • A writ in the nature of a summons to cause the party indicted on a penal statute to appear. Called also venire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In law, a writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a jury or a number of jurors to come or appear in court, for the trial of causes. Also, in common legal parlance, venire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty

Etymologies

Middle English; see venire.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, make or cause to come. (Wiktionary)

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