[vuh-nahy-ree fey-shee-as, -neer-ee]
- 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
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- law (formerly) a writ directing a sheriff to summon suitable persons to form a jury
C15: Latin, literally: you must make come