What does fieri facias mean?

Definitions for fieri facias
ˈfaɪ əˌraɪ ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæsfieri fa·cias

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fieri facias.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fieri faciasnoun

    a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt

Wiktionary

  1. fieri faciasnoun

    In English law, a writ of execution issued after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages.

    Etymology: From that you cause to be made.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fieri facias

    a judicial writ that lies for one who has recovered in debt or damages, commanding the sheriff that he cause to be made of the goods, chattels, or real estate of the defendant, the sum claimed

    Etymology: [L., cause it to be done.]

Freebase

  1. Fieri facias

    A fieri facias, usually abbreviated fi. fa. is a writ of execution after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages. The term is used in English law for such a writ issued in the High Court. Some jurisdictions in the United States also employ this writ, such as the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is addressed to the sheriff or High Court Enforcement Officer, and commands him to make good the amount out of the goods of the person against whom judgment has been obtained. As of March 2008 fi. fa. can be sought on judgment debts in excess of £600. Whilst fi. fa. can be used to enforce judgments obtained in the County Court, judgment debts of less than £5,000 are usually enforced by way of a warrant of execution. Hong Kong statute provides that money and banknotes, Government stock, bonds and other securities for money are amenable to attachment and sale though fieri facias. But with reference to the English case Alleyne v Darcy 5 I Ch R 56, securities for money do not include life insurance policies. This writ was once so common that fieri facias became a slang term for a sheriff, with a pun on the "fiery [ruddy] face" of habitual drunkenness, or for anyone with a ruddy complexion.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce fieri facias?

How to say fieri facias in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fieri facias in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fieri facias in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of fieri facias

  1. fieri faciasfieri faciasfieri faciasfieri faciasfieri facias

Translation

Find a translation for the fieri facias definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these fieri facias definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fieri facias." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 9 Dec. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fieri+facias>.

    Are we missing a good definition for fieri facias? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a natural talent
    • A. flair
    • B. impurity
    • C. snap
    • D. dint

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fieri facias: