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fi·at

 (fē′ət, -ăt′, -ät′, fī′ăt′, -ət)
n.
1. An arbitrary order or decree.
2. Authorization or sanction: government fiat.

[Medieval Latin, from Latin, let it be done, third person sing. present subjunctive of fierī, to become, to be done; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

fiat

(ˈfaɪət; -æt)
n
1. official sanction; authoritative permission
2. an arbitrary order or decree
3. chiefly literary any command, decision, or act of will that brings something about
[C17: from Latin, literally: let it be done, from fierī to become]

fi•at

(ˈfi ɑt, -æt; ˈfaɪ ət, -æt)

n.
1. an authoritative decree, sanction, or order: a royal fiat.
2. an arbitrary decree or pronouncement, esp. by a person or group of persons having absolute authority to enforce it: to rule by fiat.
[1625–35; < Latin: let it be done]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiat - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)fiat - 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"
act, enactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
consent decree - an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt
curfew - an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
decree nisi - a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date
imperial decree - a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
judicial separation, legal separation - a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
programma - an edict that has been publicly posted
ban, proscription, prohibition - a decree that prohibits something
stay - a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
papal bull, bull - a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

fiat

noun order, demand, command, dictate, decree, mandate, canon, ordinance, proclamation, edict, dictum, precept, ukase He has imposed solutions by fiat.
Translations

fiat

[ˈfaɪæt] Nfíat m, autorización f

fiat

n
(= decree)Befehl m, → Erlass m, → Anordnung f; nothing can be done by fiatnichts geschieht so einfach auf Befehl
(= authorization)Billigung f, → Plazet nt

fiat

[ˈfaɪət] n (frm) → ordine m
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