Definitions for venire facias

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. venire facias(noun)

    a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty

Wiktionary

  1. venire facias(Noun)

    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.

  2. venire facias(Noun)

    A summons to cause the party indicted on a penal statute to appear.

  3. Origin: make or cause to come.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venire facias

    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

  2. Venire facias

    a writ in the nature of a summons to cause the party indicted on a penal statute to appear. Called also venire

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