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venire facias

[vuh-nahy-ree fey-shee-as, -neer-ee] /vəˈnaɪ ri ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs, -ˈnɪər i/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin venīre faciās literally, make come
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British Dictionary definitions for venire-facias

venire facias

/vɪˈnaɪrɪ ˈfeɪʃɪˌæs/
noun
1.
(law) (formerly) a writ directing a sheriff to summon suitable persons to form a jury
Word Origin
C15: Latin, literally: you must make come
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