fieri facias

[ fahy-uh-rahy -fey-shee-as ]
/ ˈfaɪ əˌraɪ ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs /
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noun 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. Abbreviation: FI. FA., fi. fa.



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Origin of fieri facias

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin: literally, have it made, equivalent to fierī to be made + faciās cause, 2nd singular present subjunctive of facere to bring about
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British Dictionary definitions for fieri facias

fieri facias
/ (ˈfaɪəˌraɪ ˈfeɪʃɪəs) /


law a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of an adjudged debtor to satisfy the debt
C15: from Latin, literally: cause (it) to be done
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