Etymology
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venue (n.)

c. 1300, "a coming for the purpose of attack," from Old French venue "coming" (12c.), from fem. past participle of venir "to come," from Latin venire "to come," from PIE root *gwa- "to go, come." The sense of "place where a case in law is tried" is first recorded 1530s. Extended to locality in general, especially "site of a concert or sporting event" (1857). Change of venue is from Blackstone (1768).

updated on April 11, 2017

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Definitions of venue from WordNet

venue (n.)
the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting);
Synonyms: locale / locus
venue (n.)
in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held;
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