Glossary of Legal Terms – V

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From “Vacate” to “Voluntary bankruptcy”

Vacate
To set aside.

Venire
A writ summoning persons to court to act as jurors.

Venue
Authority of a court to hear a matter based on geographical location.

Verdict
A conclusion, as to fact or law, that forms the basis for the court’s judgment.

Veterans’ Administration (VA)
The federal agency which administers a system of benefits for veterans and their dependents.

Visa
An official endorsement on a document or passport denoting that the bearer may proceed.

Void
Invalid; a void agreement is one for which there is no remedy.

Voidable
Capable of being declared invalid; a voidable contract is one where a person may avoid his obligation, as a contract between an adult and a minor.

Voir dire
The preliminary examination made in court of a witness or juror to determine his competency or interest in a matter. Literally, to speak the truth.

Voluntary bankruptcy
A proceeding by which a debtor voluntarily asks for a discharge of his debts under the Bankruptcy Code.

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