Venue (law)


(1)   In law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held
(2)   The scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)


  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.
  3. A bout; a hit; a turn. See venew.
  4. Sport venue: a stadium or similar building in which a sporting competition is held.

Usage notes

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.