the place of a crime or cause of action.
the county or place where the jury is gathered and the cause tried.
the designation, in the pleading, of the jurisdiction where a trial will be held.
the statement naming the place and person before whom an affidavit was sworn.
the scene or locale of any action or event.
the position taken by a person engaged in argument or debate; ground.

1300–50; Middle English venue an attack < Middle French: literally, a coming, Old French, feminine past participle of venir to come < Vulgar Latin *venūta, for Latin venta, equivalent to ven(īre) to come + -ta feminine past participle suffix Unabridged
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venue (ˈvɛnjuː)
1.  law
 a.  the place in which a cause of action arises
 b.  the place fixed for the trial of a cause
 c.  the locality from which the jurors must be summoned to try a particular cause
2.  a meeting place
3.  any place where an organized gathering, such as a rock concert or public meeting, is held
4.  chiefly (US) a position in an argument
[C14: from Old French, from venir to come, from Latin venīre]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., "a coming for the purpose of attack," from O.Fr. venue "coming," from fem. pp. of venir "to come," from L. venire "to come," from PIE base *gwa- "to go, come" (cf. O.E. cuman "to come;" see come). The sense of "place where a case in law is tried" is first recorded
1530s. Extended to locality in general, especially "site of a concert or sporting event" (1857). Change of venue is from Blackstone (1768).
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Example sentences
Perhaps this is the improper venue to discuss such philosophical work.
Also, you might check to see if the meeting venue has a facility for printing
So this letter is obviously another venue in which you present yourself.
According to my personal experience, this has much more to do with the contents
  of the paper than with the venue it was presented.
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