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fieri facias

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noun fi·eri fa·cias \ˌfī-(ə-)rē-ˈfā-sh(ē-)əs\

Definition of fieri facias

  1. :  a writ authorizing the sheriff to obtain satisfaction of a judgment in debt or damages from the goods and chattels of the defendant



Origin of fieri facias

Latin, cause (it) to be done


First Known Use: 15th century


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