Ve"ni*al*ly, adv. Ve"ni*al*ness, n. Bp. Hall.
(Ve`ni*al"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being venial; venialness. Jer. Taylor.
(||Ve*ni"re fa"ci*as) [L., make, or cause, to come.] (Law) (a) A judicial writ or precept
directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court
at a specified time, to serve as jurors in said court. (b) A writ in the nature of a summons to cause the
party indicted on a penal statute to appear. Called also venire.
(Ven"i*son) n. [OE. veneison, veneson, venison, OF. veneison, F. venaison, L. venatio
hunting, the chase, game, fr. venari, p. p. venatus, to hunt; perhaps akin to OHG. weidinn, weidenen,
to pasture, to hunt, G. weide pasturage. Cf. Gain to acquire, Venation.]
1. Beasts of the chase. [Obs.] Fabyan.
2. Formerly, the flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase, also of game birds; now, the flesh of animals
of the deer kind exclusively.
(||Ve*ni"te) n. [L., come, imperative 2d person pl. So called from its opening word in the Latin
version.] (Eccl.) The 95th Psalm, which is said or sung regularly in the public worship of many churches.
Also, a musical composition adapted to this Psalm.
(Ven"om) n. [OE. venim, OF. venim, F. venin, L. veneum. Cf. Venenate.]
1. Matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly, the poisonous, the poisonous matter which certain
animals, such as serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of health, and communicate by thing
Or hurtful worm with cankered venom bites.Milton.
2. Spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer. "The venom of such looks." Shak.
Syn. Venom; virus; bane. See Poison.
(Ven"om), v. t. [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare. See Venom, n.] To infect with
venom; to envenom; to poison. [R.] "Venomed vengeance." Shak.