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vagrant Tweet Definition of vagrant Like Definition of vagrant on Facebook
noun
  1. A person without a home or job.
  2. A wanderer.
Every morning before work, I see that poor around the neighborhood begging for food.
  1. (ornithology) A bird found outside it species' usual range.
venireman Tweet Definition of venireman Like Definition of venireman on Facebook
noun (veniremen)
  1. A potential juror summoned for duty.
verdict Tweet Definition of verdict Like Definition of verdict on Facebook
noun
  1. A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
  2. An opinion or judgement.
verification Tweet Definition of verification Like Definition of verification on Facebook
noun (pluralverifications)
  1. The act of verifying
  2. the state of being verified;
  3. confirmation; authentication.
    • The detective needed of your whereabouts last night.
      1. (legal) Confirmation by evidence.
    • A formal phrase used in concluding a plea.
      1. (mathematics) Verification of an equation
    • the operation of testing the equation of a problem, to see whether it truly expresses the conditions of the problem.
vexatious Tweet Definition of vexatious Like Definition of vexatious on Facebook
adjective
  1. Causing vexation, annoyance, trouble, or the like; teasing; annoying; troublesome.
  2. Full of trouble or disquiet; harassed; distressed; annoyed; vexed.
He leads a vexatious life. --Sir K. Digby.
vindicate Tweet Definition of vindicate Like Definition of vindicate on Facebook
verb (vindicates, vindicating, vindicated)
  1. To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
to someone's honor
  1. To justify by providing evidence.
to a right, claim or title
  1. To maintain or defend a cause against opposition.
to the rights of labor movement in developing countries
  1. To provide justification for.
The violent history of the suspect vindicated the use of force by the police.
  1. To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
  2. (obsolete) To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
  3. (obsolete) To avenge; to punish
A war to infidelity.
violate Tweet Definition of violate Like Definition of violate on Facebook
verb (violat, ing)
  1. to break, disregard, disagree or not act according to (rules, conventions, etc.)
Visitation Tweet Definition of Visitation Like Definition of Visitation on Facebook
noun
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth; the commemoration of this on 31st May
void Tweet Definition of void Like Definition of void on Facebook
noun
  1. An empty space; a vacuum.
Nobody had crossed the since one man died trying three hundred years ago; it's high time we had another go.
verb (transitive)
  1. To make invalid or worthless.
He voided the check and returned it.
  1. (medicine) To empty.
one"s bowels
adjective
  1. Having lost all legal validity
null and void
voidable Tweet Definition of voidable Like Definition of voidable on Facebook
adjective
  1. that may be voided, rescinded or annulled
  2. that may be avoided; avoidable
voir dire Tweet Definition of voir dire Like Definition of voir dire on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, law) The preliminary phase of a jury trial in which the jurors are examined and selected.

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