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 (və-nī′rē, -nîr′ē)
1. A writ issued by a judge to a sheriff directing the summons of prospective jurors. Also called venire facias.
2. The panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected.

[Short for Middle English venire facias, from Medieval Latin venīre (faciās), (you should cause) to come, a phrase used in the writ, from Latin; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Law) law a group of people who are summoned to serve on a jury
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Noun1.venire - (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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"It is quite possible that an entire jury venire would respond affirmatively to such a question," McDonald added.
The first ruling denied his motion to transfer the case to a venue where he potentially would have had more African-American jurors on the venire. The second ruling denied his motion to suppress information that T-Mobile gave to law enforcement about the approximate location of his cellphone during the robberies.
These procedures are best discussed in terms of whether they are required before or after venire formation.
Prior to trial in September 2017, the Eoffs' attorney, James Nelson Guirl II, wanted to ask members of the venire panel if any of them were employed by or had a financial interest in Missouri Doctors Mutual Insurance Co., which insured the medical practice.
Siragusa where she expects that "significant numbers of the venire are disqualified either because they were directly or indirectly affected by the crime by virtue of having a Xerox connection or because of the unrelenting pretrial publicity about the case over the last 15 years."
Counsel is entitled to expect that when venire panel members take an oath to answer truthfully all questions put to them, they will indeed tell the whole truth.
Tra i Wambuywa dell'Africa orientale quando lo stregone vuol far venire la pioggia, prende una pecora nera e un vitello nero, e li mette sul tetto della capanna comune, dove tutti vivono insieme.
(14) These issues generally concern challenges to a venire --a pool of prospective jurors--and challenges on voir dire while selecting individual jurors for trial.
Relying on 19th-century legal concepts, Stromberg applied for a writ of "venire do novo", summoning a new jury to consider his case.
Eleven percent of the strike-eligible venire members in the statewide sample we analyzed expressed some reservation about imposing the death penalty; about one-third of those jurors were black.