- 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 venues
Blacklace also hosts nights for Killing Kittens, a sex club of sorts with cabaret acts held at venues around the U.K.Inside London's Underground Burlesque and Fetish Scene
August 12, 2014
Meanwhile, in the Bay Area I found over 75 venues for adults to play various games together.All the Grown-Up Hipsters Playing Kids’ Games
June 29, 2014
Pamphlets were venues for advocacy and commentary on domestic affairs, but newspapers adopted a pose of just-the-facts neutrality.How the News Business Found Its Footing
June 22, 2014
The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia and reports are already circulating about how behind schedule the venues are.Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games.
February 7, 2014
I have my dog on tour, which is a blast, but sometimes she likes to run into the venues and run around the stage.Hardcore Mixed With Honey: ‘Bitter Rivals’ and the Evolution of Sleigh Bells
October 30, 2013
- 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 venues
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).