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fieri facias

[ fahy-uh-rahy fey-shee-as ]

noun

, Law.
  1. 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. : FI. FA., fi. fa.


fieri facias

/ ˈfaɪəˌraɪ ˈfeɪʃɪəs /

noun

  1. law a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of an adjudged debtor to satisfy the debt


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fieri facias1

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin: literally, have it made, equivalent to fierī to be made + faciās cause, 2nd-person singular present subjunctive of facere to bring about
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fieri facias1

C15: from Latin, literally: cause (it) to be done
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Example Sentences

The form of the writ of fieri facias requires the sheriff to make a return to the writ.

This dear old writ, the fieri facias, affectionately alluded to as the fi.

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