venire facias

[ vuh-nahy-ree fey-shee-as, -neer-ee ]
/ vəˈnaɪ ri ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs, -ˈnɪər i /

noun Law.

a writ directing the appropriate official to summon a jury.
the entire jury panel from which a trial jury is selected.

Origin of venire facias

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin venīre faciās literally, make come Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for venire facias

venire facias

/ (vɪˈnaɪrɪ ˈfeɪʃɪˌæs) /


law (formerly) a writ directing a sheriff to summon suitable persons to form a jury

Word Origin for venire facias

C15: Latin, literally: you must make come
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