Venire refers to an order issued by a judge to a sheriff to summon prospective jurors. Also called venire facias. Venire may also refer to the panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected.
The following is a state statute on writ of venire facias:
The term "writ of venire facias" for the purpose of this chapter shall be construed as referring to the list or lists of jurors made by the clerk from names drawn from the jury box and notice to appear in court served or mailed as provided herein shall be equivalent to summoning such juror in execution of a writ of venire facias.