To set aside.
A writ summoning persons to court to act as jurors. (See venire facias in Foreign Words Glossary.)
Authority of a court to hear a matter based on geographical location.
A conclusion, as to fact or law, that forms the basis for the court’s judgment. (See directed verdict.)
An official endorsement on a document or passport denoting that the bearer may proceed.
Invalid; a void agreement is one for which there is no remedy.
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.
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.
A proceeding by which a debtor voluntarily asks for a discharge of his debts under the Bankruptcy Code.