Voir Dire

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Voir dire

Meaning of Voir dire

A preliminary examination of a witness or venireman to ascertain whether he is competent.

Voir Dire Legal Definition

“To speak the truth.” Questioning potential jurors to determine any reasons for disqualification.

Translate Voir Dire from English to Spanish

Translation of Voir Dire , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Interrogatorio a fondo del jurado and other legal terms is available here.


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Voir dire in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

To speak the truth.

Note: This legal definition of Voir dire in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

Voir Dire in the law of the United States

Voir Dire: Related U.S. Resources

See Also

Jury (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) Master Jury List (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) peremptory CHALLENGE, 167 Venire (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia).

Voir dire in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of voir dire.

Meaning of Voir Dire in Spanish

Description/ translation of voir dire into Spanish: (in the law of the United States/ en el derecho de los Estados Unidos) preguntas que el juez, fiscal o defensor formulan a los venire seleccionados para determinar su idoneidad como jurados[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where voir dire belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Voir Dire published by Antonio Peñaranda


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Voir Dire Meaning in the U.S. Court System

The process by which judges and lawyers select a trial jury from among those eligible to serve by questioning them to make certain that they would fairly decide the case. “Voir dire” is a phrase meaning “to speak the truth.”

Meaning of Voir Dire in the U.S. Legal System

Definition of Voir Dire published by the National Association for Court Management: To challenge the qualifications of an expert witness by addressing questions to the witness.


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