venire facias

venire facias

[vuh-nahy-ree fey-shee-as, -neer-ee]
noun Law.
1.
a writ directing the appropriate official to summon a jury.
2.
the entire jury panel from which a trial jury is selected.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin venīre faciās literally, make come

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venire facias (vɪˈnaɪrɪ ˈfeɪʃɪˌæs)
 
n
law (formerly) a writ directing a sheriff to summon suitable persons to form a jury
 
[C15: Latin, literally: you must make come]

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