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Glossary


Vacate
To set aside. To vacate a judgment is to set aside that judgment.
Venire
A writ summoning persons to court to act as jurors, also refers to the people summoned for jury duty.
Venue
The proper geographical area (county, city, or district) in which a court with jurisdiction over the subject matter may hear a case.
Verdict
The findings of a judge or jury at the end of the trial.
Voire dire
Examination of a jury panel by the judge, defense counsel and the state attorney.