Definitions for: Venue

[n] in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held
[n] the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

Webster (1913) Definition: Ven"ue, n. [F. venue a coming, arrival, fr. venir to
come, L. venire; hence, in English, the place whither the
jury are summoned to come. See Come, and cf. Venew,
1. (Law) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in
which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the
place where an action is laid.

The twelve men who are to try the cause must be of
the same venue where the demand is made.

Note: In certain cases, the court has power to change the
venue, which is to direct the trial to be had in a
different county from that where the venue is laid.

2. A bout; a hit; a turn. See Venew. [R.]

To lay a venue (Law), to allege a place.

Synonyms: locale, locus

See Also: jurisdiction, scene

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