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VENUE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In pleading and practice. A neighborhood; the neighborhood, place, or county in which an injury is declared to have been doue, or fact declared to have hap- pened. 3 Bl. Comm. 204. Venue also denotes the county in which an action or prosecution is brought for trial, and which is to furnish the panel of jurors. To “change the venue” is to transfer the cause for trial to another county or district. See Moore v. Gardner. 5 How. Prac. (N. Y.) 243; Armstrong v. Emmet, 10 Tex. Civ. App. 242. 41 S. W. 87; Sullivan v. Hall, SO Mich. 7, 48 N. W. 010, 13 L. R. A. 550; State v. McKinney, 5 Nev. 108. In the common-law practice, the venue is that part of the declaration in an action which designates the county in which the action is to be tried. Sweet.


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