scire facias

noun
sci·re fa·cias | \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

First Known Use of scire facias

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scire facias

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

Medieval Latin, you should cause to know

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scire facias

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 : 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 : a legal proceeding instituted by a scire facias

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