Glossary of Legal terms – V
Value: Valuable consideration.
Vendor: The seller.
Venue: A geographical area where a court may hear a case, place where a crime was committed or where events leading to the circumstances for a lawsuit were committed.
Verdict: The final decision made by a jury.
Vest: To confer legal rights on.
Vicarious liability: Holding one person liable for the acts of another person.
Void: Not recognised by the law, invalid.
Voir dire: An ancient french phrase which means ‘to speak the truth’.
Voluntary: In the absence of valuable consideration.