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.

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.


A bout; a hit; a turn. See Venew.


To lay a venue Law, to allege a place.


© Webster 1913.

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