FIAT

decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript

(noun) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

Fiat (plural Fiats)

An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..

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• fita

Proper noun

FIAT

Initialism of fix it again Tony.

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• fita

Etymology

Noun

fiat (plural fiats)

An arbitrary or authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.

Authorization, permission or (official) sanction.

(English law) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.

(English law) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.

Verb

fiat (third-person singular simple present fiats, present participle fiating, simple past and past participle fiated)

(transitive, used in academic debate and role-playing games) To make (something) happen.

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• fita

Source: Wiktionary


Fi"at, n. Etym: [L., let it be done, 3d pers. sing., subj. pres., fr. fieri, used as pass. of facere to make. Cf. Be.]

1. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree. His fiat laid the corner stone. Willis.

2. (Eng. Law) (a) A warrant of a judge for certain processes. (b) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature. Fiat money, irredeemable paper currency, not resting on a specie basis, but deriving its purchasing power from the declaratory fiat of the government issuing it.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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