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scire facias

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noun sci·re fa·cias \ˌsī-rē-ˈfā-sh(ē-)əs\

Definition of scire facias

  1. 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. 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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