venire facias

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n venire facias a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Venire facias (Law) A judicial writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court at a specified time, to serve as jurors in said court.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., make, or cause, to come