(1) The place where a trial is held. (2) The locale of an event.
To Dr. Slaughter the important thing was to get a chance of venue; hoping to conceal his past, he wanted a judge who knew him neither by sight nor by reputation.
The importance of venue in jury makeup and the subsequent outcome of a trial was vividly shown in the famous Rodney King case. A suburban jury acquitted the men accused of beating King; after a change of venue, and urban jury convicted two of the men. The venues of championship boxing matches, on the other hand, are chosen with maximum profits in mind.