venire : Idioms & Phrases

venire facias

  • noun a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty
Ve*ni"re fa"ci*as
L., make, or cause, to come.
  1. (Law) (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 venire.
Webster 1913