scire facias


sci·re fa·cias

noun \ˌsī-rē-ˈfā-sh(ē-)əs\

Definition of SCIRE FACIAS

1
:  a judicial writ founded on some matter of record and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the record should not be enforced, annulled, or vacated
2
:  a legal proceeding instituted by a scire facias

Origin of SCIRE FACIAS

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, you should cause to know
First Known Use: 15th century

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