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This week's theme: terms from law.
venireman (vi-NY-ree-muhn) noun
A person summoned as a prospective juror.
[From Latin venire (to come), truncation of the term venire facias ("you should cause to come", directing a sheriff to summon people to serve as jurors) + man.]
Here are two related terms, often used interchangeably: venire: the panel of prospective jurors venire facias: the writ asking an official to summon a jury
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Nearly every venireman wanted to join the jury, if for no other reason than that it appeared to offer a front-row seat for the proceedings." Edward J. Larson; Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial And America's Continuing Debate over Science And Religion; Basic Books; 2006.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)