- the place of a crime or cause of action.
- the county or place where the jury is gathered and the cause tried.
- the designation, in the pleading, of the jurisdiction where a trial will be held.
- the statement naming the place and person before whom an affidavit was sworn.
Origin of venue
Examples from the Web for venue
On Christmas Day, sometime after dark, a hideous fire overtook the venue: 100 firefighters, 33 fire trucks, a four-alarm blaze.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot|Shinan Govani|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Manufacturing merchandise, publicity (a radio ad in SF, Facebook ads, venue specific advertising), supplies, shipping.
Trump even gave Jackson a personal tour of the venue, with television cameras in tow.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We wanted to be invited back to every venue, and we wanted our fans to bring their friends next time.
Azhar started the night, his enthusiasm revving up the crowd that was a bit too large for the venue.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage|Julianne Chiaet|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The law governing changes of venue could be changed by the Legislature.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution|Franklin Hichborn
"It was a bold thing to do," said my uncle, shifting the venue from the region of honour to the region of courage.Tono Bungay|H. G. Wells
The venue was laid in Monroe county and there the trial was to take place.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
In criminal cases it is necessary to prove that the crime was committed in the county where the venue is laid.The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems|H. L. Gordon
The firing was continued for some hours until the venue was changed to Kenilworth, with no better success than before.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
British Dictionary definitions for venue
- the place in which a cause of action arises
- the place fixed for the trial of a cause
- the locality from which the jurors must be summoned to try a particular cause
Word Origin for venue
Word Origin and History for venue
early 14c., "a coming for the purpose of attack," from Old French venue "coming," from fem. past participle of venir "to come," from Latin venire "to come," from PIE root *gwa- "to go, come" (cf. Old English cuman "to come;" see come). The sense of "place where a case in law is tried" is first recorded 1530s. Extended to locality in general, especially "site of a concert or sporting event" (1857). Change of venue is from Blackstone (1768).