writ of fieri facias

  • 1writ of fieri facias — writ of fie‧ri fa‧ci‧as [ˌrɪt əv ˌfaɪəraɪ ˈfeɪʆiəs ǁ ˌfaɪri ] abbreviation fi fa noun writs of fieri facias PLURALFORM [countable] LAW a writ ordering an officer to take and sell property belonging to someone who owes money, until the value of… …

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  • 2writ of fieri facias — England, Wales writ of fieri facias, Also known as execution against goods. A writ of fieri facias (writ of fi fa) commands a High Court enforcement officer (previously called a Sheriff) to seize and sell at auction enough of a debtor s goods in… …

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  • 3fieri facias — fi·e·ri fa·ci·as / fī ə rē fā shē əs, sē ; fē e rē fä kē ˌäs/ n [Medieval Latin, literally, may you cause it to be done, from words used in the writ, typically de terris et cattalis fieri facias may you raise from the lands and chattels (of the… …

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  • 4fieri facias — ➔ writ of fieri facias …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5Fieri facias — In English law, fieri facias , usually abbreviated fi. fa. (Latin that you cause to be made ) is a writ of execution issued in the High Court after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages.It is addressed to the sheriff or High… …

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  • 6fieri facias — writ concerning a sum awarded in judgment (often requiring seizure and sale of property for debt), Latin, lit. cause it to be done, the first words of the writ …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7Fieri facias — Fi e*ri fa ci*as [L., cause it to be done.] (Law) A judicial writ that lies for one who has recovered in debt or damages, commanding the sheriff that he cause to be made of the goods, chattels, or real estate of the defendant, the sum claimed.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8fieri facias de bonis testatoris — /fayaray feys(hXi)yas diy bownas testatoras/ The writ issued on an ordinary judgment against an executor when sued for a debt due by his testator. If the sheriff returns to this writ nulla bona, and a devastavit (q.v.), the plaintiff may sue out… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9fieri facias de bonis testatoris — /fayaray feys(hXi)yas diy bownas testatoras/ The writ issued on an ordinary judgment against an executor when sued for a debt due by his testator. If the sheriff returns to this writ nulla bona, and a devastavit (q.v.), the plaintiff may sue out… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10fieri facias — /fuy euh ruy fay shee as /, Law. a writ commanding a sheriff to levy and sell as much of a debtor s property as is necessary to satisfy a creditor s claim against the debtor. Abbr.: FI. FA., fi. fa. [1425 75; late ME < L: lit., have it made,&#8230; …

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  • 11fieri facias — (Fi. Fa.) /fayaray feys(h)(i)yas/ Means that you cause (it) to be done. Judicial writ directing sheriff to satisfy a judgment from the debtor s property. In its original form, the writ directed the seizure and sale of goods and chattels only, but …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12fieri facias — (Fi. Fa.) /fayaray feys(h)(i)yas/ Means that you cause (it) to be done. Judicial writ directing sheriff to satisfy a judgment from the debtor s property. In its original form, the writ directed the seizure and sale of goods and chattels only, but …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13fieri facias — A writ of execution; the ordinary writ for the seizure and sale of property of a judgment debtor. 30 Am J2d Exec § 28. See testatum writ …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14fieri facias — noun Etymology: Latin, cause (it) to be done Date: 15th century a writ authorizing the sheriff to obtain satisfaction of a judgment in debt or damages from the goods and chattels of the defendant …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15fieri facias — noun In English law, a writ of execution issued after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages …

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  • 16Fieri facias — Lit. cause to be done . Common law writ issued, e.g. for the collection of a debt. Such writs were addressed to a *sheriff for execution; he would seize goods and *chattels to the value of the judgement. In Latin documents the abbr. fi. fa was&#8230; …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 17fieri facias — [ˌfʌɪərʌɪ feɪʃɪas] noun Law a writ to a sheriff for executing a judgement. Origin L., cause to be made or done …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18fieri facias — fi•e•ri fa•ci•as [[t]ˈfaɪ əˌraɪ ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs[/t]] n. law a writ commanding a sheriff to sell as much of a debtor s property as necessary to satisfy a creditor s claim • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME &LT; L: lit., may it be caused to happen …

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  • 19fieri-facias — /fɪəri ˈfækiæs/ (say fearree fakeeas), /faɪəraɪ ˈfeɪʃɪəs/ (say fuyuhruy fayshears) noun a legal writ empowering a sheriff to levy execution on the goods of a debtor. Abbrev.: fi. fa. {Latin: cause it to be done} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20fieri facias de bonis testatoris — A writ of execution against an executor as such, on account of a debt due from his testator and which can only be levied on property which belonged to the testator …

    Ballentine's law dictionary