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Dictionary Definition

venue

Noun

1 the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting) [syn: locale, locus]
2 in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

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English

Pronunciation

  • SAMPA: /"vEnju:/

Etymology

From venue feminine past participle of verb venir.

Noun

  1. A place, especially the one where a given event is to happen.
  2. A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the place where an action is laid.
    The twelve men who are to try the cause must be of the same venue where the demand is made. --Blackstone.
    Note: In certain cases, the court has power to change the venue, which is to direct the trial to be had in a different county from that where the venue is laid.
  3. A bout; a hit; a turn. See venew.
  4. Sport venue: a stadium or similar building in which a sporting competition is held.

Synonyms

See come, and confer venew, veney.

Translations

place, especially the one where a given event is to happen

Related terms

French

Verb

venue

Extensive Definition

The word venue derives from the Latin for to come, and implies a place that people come to. The word may refer to:
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