- the place of a crime or cause of action.
- the county or place where the jury is gathered and the cause tried.
- the designation, in the pleading, of the jurisdiction where a trial will be held.
- the statement naming the place and person before whom an affidavit was sworn.
- the scene or locale of any action or event.
- the position taken by a person engaged in argument or debate; ground.
Origin of venue
Examples from the Web for venue
On Christmas Day, sometime after dark, a hideous fire overtook the venue: 100 firefighters, 33 fire trucks, a four-alarm blaze.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot
December 30, 2014
Manufacturing merchandise, publicity (a radio ad in SF, Facebook ads, venue specific advertising), supplies, shipping.
Trump even gave Jackson a personal tour of the venue, with television cameras in tow.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
We wanted to be invited back to every venue, and we wanted our fans to bring their friends next time.
Azhar started the night, his enthusiasm revving up the crowd that was a bit too large for the venue.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage
October 12, 2014
Western Starr suggested that he arrange for a change of venue.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
If you change the venue to Etruria, the same arguments will apply.Tradition
John Francis Arundell
Ulick lived at the Maison Felic, but liked a change of menu and venue.Painted Veils
Sismondi was blind to the fact that the venue has been changed altogether.The Accumulation of Capital
"Only the venue changed to shipboard," gasped I against the wind.
- the place in which a cause of action arises
- the place fixed for the trial of a cause
- the locality from which the jurors must be summoned to try a particular cause
- a meeting place
- any place where an organized gathering, such as a rock concert or public meeting, is held
- mainly US a position in an argument
Word Origin and History for venue
early 14c., "a coming for the purpose of attack," from Old French venue "coming," from fem. past participle of venir "to come," from Latin venire "to come," from PIE root *gwa- "to go, come" (cf. Old English cuman "to come;" see come). The sense of "place where a case in law is tried" is first recorded 1530s. Extended to locality in general, especially "site of a concert or sporting event" (1857). Change of venue is from Blackstone (1768).