From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Venue \Ven"ue\ (v[e^]n"[-u]), n. [F. venue a coming, arrival,
   fr. venir to come, L. venire; hence, in English, the place
   whither the jury are summoned to come. See Come, and cf.
   Venew, Veney.]
   1. (Law) 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.
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            The twelve men who are to try the cause must be of
            the same venue where the demand is made.
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   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.
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   2. A bout; a hit; a turn. See Venew. [R.]
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   To lay a venue (Law), to allege a place.
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