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Vacate

To set aside a previous action.

Venue

The geographic area in which a court has jurisdiction. A change of venue is a change or transfer of a case from one judicial district to another.

Verdict

The decision of a trial jury or a judge that determines the guilt or innocence of a criminal defendant, or that determines the final outcome of a civil case.

Voir Dire

Jury selection process of questioning prospective jurors, to ascertain their qualifications and determine any basis for challenge. Or the examination of a witness as to their qualifications.

Voluntary Transfer

A transfer of a debtor’s property with the debtor’s consent.