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1660s, elliptical for venire facias (mid-15c.), Latin, literally "that you cause to come," formerly the first words in a writ to a sheriff to summon a jury. See venue.

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Examples from the Web for venire

Historical Examples

  • Finally it came time for the trial; the venire for the jury was issued.

    The Memoirs of an American Citizen

    Robert Herrick

  • Nel venire per Bocognano si seppe, che un capitano riformato Genovese cercava compagni per assassinarmi.

  • A hundred householders were netted in that venire, and of the number I daresay Chester Pilkins was the hundredth.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • We now had two men engaged (with a possible third) and one woman, and my venire was exhausted.

    The Fat of the Land

    John Williams Streeter