Definitions for scire facias

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  1. scire facias(noun)

    a judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled

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  1. Scire facias

    a judicial writ, founded upon some record, and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing it should not have advantage of such record, or (as in the case of scire facias to repeal letters patent) why the record should not be annulled or vacated

  2. Origin: [L., do you cause to know.]

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  1. Scire facias

    In English law, a writ of scire facias was a writ founded upon some judicial record directing the sheriff to make the record known to a specified party, and requiring the defendant to show cause why the party bringing the writ should not be able to cite that record in his own interest, or why, in the case of letters patent and grants, the patent or grant should not be annulled and vacated. In the United States, the writ has been abolished under federal law but may still be available in some state legal systems.


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