Venue
Venue 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}, {Veney}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The twelve men who are to try the cause must be of the same venue where the demand is made. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. A bout; a hit; a turn. See {Venew}. [R.] [1913 Webster]

{To lay a venue} (Law), to allege a place. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • venue — [ v(ə)ny ] n. f. • 1155; p. p. subst. de venir 1 ♦ Action, fait de venir (I). ⇒ arrivée . « En attendant la venue de l accusé » (Romains) . Allées et venues. 2 ♦ Littér. Action, fait de venir (III). Prédire le temps de la venue du Messie. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • venue — ven·ue / ven ˌyü/ n [Anglo French, place where a jury is summoned, alteration (influenced by venue arrival, attendance) of vinné visné, literally, neighborhood, neighbors, from Old French, ultimately from Latin vicinus neighboring] 1: the place… …   Law dictionary

  • venue — Venue. subst. fem. Arrivée. Dés que j appris sa venuë. vostre venuë en ce pays cy m a donné de la joye. On appelle, Bien venuë, L heureuse arrivée de quelqu un. Il ne se dit proprement que de la premiere fois qu on arrive en quelque endroit, ou… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • venue — Venue, Accessus, Aduentus. Grande venue de brebis et abondante, Bonus prouentus. Tout d une venue, Vno aditu. Allées et venues pour quelques affaires, Concursatio et contentio. Par la venue de son compagnon, Interuentu collegae. Ta venue m est… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • venue — ven‧ue [ˈvenjuː] noun [countable] a place where a large event is arranged to take place: • All parts of the conference venue have access for people with disabilities. * * * venue UK US /ˈvenjuː/ noun [C] ► the place where a large or important… …   Financial and business terms

  • venue — (n.) early 14c., a coming for the purpose of attack, from O.Fr. venue coming, from fem. pp. of venir to come, from L. venire to come, from PIE root *gwa to go, come (Cf. O.E. cuman to come; see COME (Cf. come)). The sense of place …   Etymology dictionary

  • venue — [ven′yo͞o΄] n. [ME < OFr, a coming, arrival, approach < venir, to come < L venire, COME] 1. Law a) the county or locality in which a cause of action occurs or a crime is committed b) the county or locality in which a jury is drawn and a… …   English World dictionary

  • venue — is derived from a French word meaning ‘a coming’, which underlies all its English uses. It has several obsolete meanings to do with coming forward in attack (e.g. in fencing) and from the 16c referred to the place where a jury was appointed to… …   Modern English usage

  • venue — ► NOUN ▪ the place where an event or meeting is held. ORIGIN Old French, a coming , from venir come …   English terms dictionary

  • venue — (ve nue) s. f. 1°   Action de venir. •   Sa venue en ces lieux cache quelque mystère, CORN. Sertor. v, 2. •   J ai employé deux actes entiers à préparer la venue de mon scélérat, MOL. Tart. Préf.. •   Je vois bien que je vous embarrasse, et que… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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