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[vi-nahy-ree-muh n, -neer-ee-]
noun, plural ve·ni·re·men. Law.
  1. a person summoned under a venire facias.
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Origin of venireman

1770–80, Americanism; venire (see venire facias) + man1
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Historical Examples of venireman

  • And then slapping him on the shoulder continued: "Have you been summoned as a venireman?"

    The Crime of the Century

    Henry M. Hunt

  • With this the venireman attempted to get away from the bailiff, but Soloman held on to him with a vise-like grasp.

  • He was summoned as a venireman on Monday, and was present at the court room Tuesday, but was not examined.

  • The defense objected to proceeding during the absence of the venireman.

British Dictionary definitions for venireman


noun plural -men
  1. (in the US and formerly in England) a person summoned for jury service under a venire facias
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