scire facias


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sci·re fa·ci·as

 (sī′rē fā′shē-əs, skē′rĕ fä′kē-äs′)
n.
1. A writ requiring the named party to appear in court and show why a judgment should not be executed or some other action taken based on a matter of judicial or public record.
2. A judicial proceeding under this writ.

[Middle English, from Latin scīre faciās, you should cause (him) to know (a phrase that occurs in the writ) : scīre, to know + faciās, second person sing. present subjunctive of facere, to do, make.]

scire facias

(ˈsaɪərɪ ˈfeɪʃɪˌæs)
n
1. (Law) a judicial writ founded upon some record, such as a judgment, letters patent, etc, requiring the person against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled
2. (Law) a proceeding begun by the issue of such a writ
[C15: from legal Latin, literally: cause (him) to know]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scire facias - 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
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
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"
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20) This is similar to, but different than, proceeding by the writ of scire facias which was a common law remedy for the revival of a dormant judgment, though no longer recognized in Florida.
being in the nature of a scire facias "was not a new action but was only a step in the original cause of a remedial nature to effectuate the lien already in existence.