Definitions for: Venire Facias

[n] a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty

Webster (1913) Definition: Ve*ni"re fa"ci*as [L., make, or cause, to come.]
(a) 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.
(b) A writ in the nature of a summons to cause the party
indicted on a penal statute to appear. Called also

See Also: judicial writ, writ

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