Glossary of Legal Terms V
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VACATE: to nullify, render void.
VENIRE (veh NI ree; popularly pronounced veh NEER): writ summoning persons to court to act as jurors. Also, a group of people summoned for jury duty.
VENUE (VEN YOO): geographical area from which a jury is drawn, where a crime trial is held and where an action is brought. Also, the geographical location in which the alleged actions that gave rise to the legal action occurred.
VERDICT: decision reached by a jury or judge on the facts presented at a trial.
VOIR DIRE (vwahr deer): process of questioning potential jurors.