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fi·er·i fa·ci·as(fī′ə-rē fā′shē-əs, fā′shəs)
A writ of execution authorizing a sheriff to lay a claim to and seize the goods and chattels of a debtor to fulfill a judgment against the debtor.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin fierī faciās, you should cause (it) to be done (words used in the writ) : Latin fierī, to be done + Latin faciās, second person sing. present subjunctive of facere, to do, cause.]
fieri facias(ˈfaɪəˌraɪ ˈfeɪʃɪəs)
(Law) law a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of an adjudged debtor to satisfy the debt
[C15: from Latin, literally: cause (it) to be done]
fi•e•ri fa•ci•as(ˈfaɪ əˌraɪ ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs)
a writ commanding a sheriff to sell as much of a debtor's property as necessary to satisfy a creditor's claim.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin: literally, may it be caused to happen]
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