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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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|Noun||1.||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"
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