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sci·re fa·ci·as(sī′rē fā′shē-əs, skē′rĕ fä′kē-äs′)
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.]
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scire facias(ˈsaɪərɪ ˈfeɪʃɪˌæs)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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|
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