Pronunciation: (ven'yOO), [key]
a. the place of a crime or cause of action.
b. the county or place where the jury is gathered and the cause tried.
c. the designation, in the pleading, of the jurisdiction where a trial will be held.
d. the statement naming the place and person before whom an affidavit was sworn.
2. the scene or locale of any action or event.
3. the position taken by a person engaged in argument or debate; ground.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.