fieri facias

fi·e·ri fa·ci·as
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-uh-rahy fey-shee-as]
    • /ˈfaɪ əˌraɪ ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-uh-rahy fey-shee-as]
    • /ˈfaɪ əˌraɪ ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs/

Definitions of fieri facias words

  • noun fieri facias 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. 1
  • noun fieri facias a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of an adjudged debtor to satisfy the debt 0
  • noun fieri facias (law) In English law, a writ of execution issued after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages. 0

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Origin of fieri facias

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
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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fieri facias popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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