Definitions for fiatˈfi ɑt, -æt; ˈfaɪ ət, -æt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. fiat(Noun)

    An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.

  2. fiat(Noun)

    A warrant of a judge for certain processes.

  3. fiat(Noun)

    An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.

  4. Fiat(ProperNoun)

    An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..

  5. Origin: abbreviation:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiat(noun)

    an authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree

  2. Fiat(noun)

    a warrant of a judge for certain processes

  3. Fiat(noun)

    an authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature

  4. Origin: [L., let it be done, 3d pers. sing., subj. pres., fr. fieri, used as pass. of facere to make. Cf. Be.]


  1. Fiat

    Fiat S.p.A. is an Italian automobile manufacturer based in Turin. Fiat was founded in 1899 by a group of investors, including Giovanni Agnelli. During its more than century-long history, Fiat has also manufactured railway engines and carriages, military vehicles, farm tractors, and aircraft. In 2011, Fiat was the fourth largest European automaker by production behind Volkswagen Group, PSA, and Renault and the eleventh largest automaker by production in the world. Fiat has acquired numerous other companies; e.g., it acquired Lancia in 1968, became a shareholder of Ferrari in 1969, took control of Alfa Romeo from the Italian government in 1986, purchased Maserati in 1993, and became the majority shareholder of Chrysler in 2011. Fiat-based cars are built around the world. Outside Italy, the largest country of production is Brazil, where the Fiat brand is the market leader. The group also has factories in Argentina and Poland and a long history of licensing production of its products in other countries. It also has numerous alliances and joint ventures around the world, the main ones being located in Italy, Serbia, France, Turkey, India and China. Agnelli's grandson Gianni Agnelli was Fiat's chairman from 1966 until 1996; he then served as honorary chairman from 1996 until his death on 24 January 2003, during which time Cesare Romiti served as chairman. Until their removal, Paolo Fresco served as chairman and Paolo Cantarella as CEO. Umberto Agnelli then took over as chairman from 2003 to 2004. After Umberto Agnelli's death on 28 May 2004, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was named chairman, with Agnelli heir John Elkann becoming vice chairman, and other family members also serving on the board. At this point, CEO Giuseppe Morchio resigned, and Sergio Marchionne was named to replace him on 1 June 2004.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ferdinand I:

    Fiat justitia et pereat mundus.Let justice be done, though the world perish.

  2. Harman Chief Executive Dinesh Paliwal:

    We have told them( NHTSA) that this situation seems to be isolated to just Fiat Chrysler.

  3. Greg Abbott:

    The constitution prescribes immigration policy be fixed by Congress -- not by presidential fiat.

  4. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne:

    I was a driver of German makes before I came to Fiat. I used to drive a BMW M5 when I was young and foolish ... With (the new) Alfa we are on par if not better.

  5. Joshua Neff:

    Fiat Chrysler failed to notify owners within the required 60 days in seven (of 23) recalls we are discussing here today, in two additional recalls associated with defective Takata air bags, Fiat Chrysler misled the agency about its owner notifications and failed to send recall notices to vehicle owners for months.

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