- Lit. 'cause to be done'. Common-law writ issued, e.g. for the collection of a debt. Such writs were addressed to a *sheriff for execution; he would seize goods and *chattels to the value of the judgement. In Latin documents the abbr. fi. fa was used.
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fieri facias — fi·e·ri fa·ci·as / fī ə rē fā shē əs, sē ; fē e rē fä kē ˌäs/ n [Medieval Latin, literally, may you cause it to be done, from words used in the writ, typically de terris et cattalis fieri facias may you raise from the lands and chattels (of the… … Law dictionary
fieri facias — ➔ writ of fieri facias … Financial and business terms
Fieri facias — Fi e*ri fa ci*as [L., cause it to be done.] (Law) A judicial writ that lies for one who has recovered in debt or damages, commanding the sheriff that he cause to be made of the goods, chattels, or real estate of the defendant, the sum claimed.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fieri facias — writ concerning a sum awarded in judgment (often requiring seizure and sale of property for debt), Latin, lit. cause it to be done, the first words of the writ … Etymology dictionary
Fieri facias — In English law, fieri facias , usually abbreviated fi. fa. (Latin that you cause to be made ) is a writ of execution issued in the High Court after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages.It is addressed to the sheriff or High… … Wikipedia
fieri facias — /fuy euh ruy fay shee as /, Law. a writ commanding a sheriff to levy and sell as much of a debtor s property as is necessary to satisfy a creditor s claim against the debtor. Abbr.: FI. FA., fi. fa. [1425 75; late ME < L: lit., have it made,… … Universalium
fieri facias — noun Etymology: Latin, cause (it) to be done Date: 15th century a writ authorizing the sheriff to obtain satisfaction of a judgment in debt or damages from the goods and chattels of the defendant … New Collegiate Dictionary
fieri facias — noun In English law, a writ of execution issued after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages … Wiktionary
fieri facias — formal court order ordering the collection of a debt … English contemporary dictionary
fieri facias — [ˌfʌɪərʌɪ feɪʃɪas] noun Law a writ to a sheriff for executing a judgement. Origin L., cause to be made or done … English new terms dictionary