Definitions for fiatˈfi ɑt, -æt; ˈfaɪ ət, -æt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fi•atˈfi ɑt, -æt; ˈfaɪ ət, -æt(n.)
an authoritative decree, sanction, or order:
a royal fiat.
an arbitrary decree or pronouncement, esp. by a person or group of persons having absolute authority to enforce it:
to rule by fiat.
Origin of fiat:
1625–35; < L: let it be done
decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript(noun)
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
"a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..
an authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree
a warrant of a judge for certain processes
an authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature