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vendor

A vendor is a seller of a good, service, or real property. A vendor can also refer to a seller in any other transaction. For example, in a transaction in which company A is purchasing company B’s products, then company B is the vendor. The...

venire

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

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

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Jury duty Jury selection Jury trial...

venire facias

Venire facias is a writ from a judge directing a sheriff to assemble prospective jurors. This is sometimes abbreviated as venire.

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

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venire facias de novo

A venire facias de novo is 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.

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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...

veracity

Veracity is the truthfulness or accuracy of a person or statement.

See, e.g. Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S.Ct. 2527, 2537 n.6 (2009).

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Impeach Perjury (contrast)

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verbatim

Verbatim means to use exactly the same words as another; usually when transcribing, quoting, or recording the original material word for word, such as making a verbatim transcript in a proceeding.

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verdict

A verdict is the formal decision or judgment rendered by a court at the conclusion of a trial or legal proceeding. It represents the culmination of the entire legal process. Verdicts are reached by a judge or a jury, depending on the type of...

verification

Verification is a declaration swearing that statements made in a document are true. Depending on the jurisdiction, verifications are either made under oath or in the presence of a notary public or similarly authorized person. Verifications...

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