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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 and Etymology of scire facias

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, you should cause to know


First Known Use: 15th century


Law Dictionary

scire facias

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noun sci·re fa·ci·as \ˈsī-rē-ˈfā-shē-əs, -shəs, -shē-ˌas; ˈskē-rā-ˈfä-kē-ˌäs\

Legal Definition of scire facias

  1. 1 :  a judicial writ founded upon some matter of record and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the record should not be enforced (as by revival of the judgment), annulled, or vacated

  2. 2 :  a legal proceeding instituted by a scire facias



Origin and Etymology of scire facias

Medieval Latin, you should cause to know


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