[ sahy-ree -fey-shee-as; Latin skee-re -fah-kee-ahs ]
/ ˈsaɪ ri ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs; Latin ˈski rɛ ˈfɑ kiˌɑs /
a writ requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why a judgment, letters patent, etc., should not be executed, vacated, or annulled.
a judicial proceeding initiated by such a writ.
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Origin of scire facias
1400–50; late Middle English <Latin scīre faciās literally, make (him) know
Words nearby scire facias
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British Dictionary definitions for scire facias
/ (ˈsaɪərɪ ˈfeɪʃɪˌæs) /
noun law rare
a judicial writ founded upon some record, such as a judgment, letters patent, etc, requiring the person against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled
a proceeding begun by the issue of such a writ
Word Origin for scire facias
C15: from legal Latin, literally: cause (him) to know
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