[ vuh-nahy-ree -fey-shee-as, -neer-ee ]
/ vəˈnaɪ ri ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs, -ˈnɪər i /
a writ directing the appropriate official to summon a jury.
the entire jury panel from which a trial jury is selected.
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Origin of venire facias
1400–50; late Middle English <Latin venīre faciās literally, make come
Words nearby venire facias
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British Dictionary definitions for 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