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venue Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; locus.
  2. noun in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

Ven"ue noun
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.
    The twelve men who are to try the cause must be of the same venue where the demand is made. Blackstone.
    ✍ 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.

Webster 1913