wex definitions

variance

1) An officially granted exception to a zoning ordinance. Such exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis for some persuasive reason shown.

2) A difference between two statements or other pieces of evidence that usually would be...

vehicular homicide

A crime in which the defendant's unlawful or negligent operation of a motor vehicle results in the death of another person. Also called automobile homicide and vehicular manslaughter. Such laws vary by jurisdiction, but vehicular homicide is...

vehicular manslaughter

A crime in which the defendant's unlawful or negligent operation of a motor vehicle results in the death of another person. Also called vehicular homicide. The specific law of each jurisdiction can vary, but vehicular manslaughter is generally easier...

vendee

A buyer, especially of real property.

See, e.g. Warner v. Kaplan, 892 N.Y.S.2d 311 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009).

See also

Vendor (contrast)

Contract

vendor

A seller, especially of real property. Also called venditor.

See, e.g. American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 130 S.Ct. 2201 (2010).

See also

Vendee (contrast)

Contract

venire

Definition

A panel of prospective jurors. A jury is eventually chosen from the venire.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Skilling v. United States, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

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venire facias

A writ from a judge directing a sheriff to assemble prospective jurors. Sometimes abbreviated as venire.

See, e.g. Powers v. United States, 223 U.S. 303 (1912).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

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venire facias de novo

A writ from a judge summoning a new jury panel because of a problem with the original jury's verdict or return. A venire facias de novo results in a new trial. Sometimes abbreviated as venire de novo.

See, e.g.: Parsons v. Bedford, Breedlove...

veniremen

Veniremen refers to individuals selected either to be screened as potential jurors or to actually be jurors in a case. The term comes from old Latin venire writs in England that were required to be given to the sheriff in order for a jury to...

venue

In general, a place or location in which something takes place. The proper place to hold a civil or criminal trial, usually because important related events have taken place there.

See, e.g. Cortez Byrd Chips, Inc. v. Bill Harbert Construction...

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