- 1A formal authorization or proposition; a decree: adopting a legislative review program, rather than trying to regulate by fiatMore example sentences
- As the Law Reform Commission report records, there was some research into the number of fiats granted and there are a regular number of fiats.
- There is omnipresent resentment at their presence in the classroom, mess halls, in the evaluation process, assignment of research topics, and not least, administrative fiats.
- Executive fiats and judicial indifference are the hallmarks of a decaying democracy.
- 1.1An arbitrary order: the appraisal dropped the value from $75,000 to $15,000, rendering it worthless by bureaucratic fiatMore example sentences
- In the United States, emergency room service works by queuing, the allocation of scarce vaccine is by bureaucratic fiat.
- It was created virtually by dictatorial fiat and remains in existence by virtual dictatorial fiat.
late Middle English: from Latin, 'let it be done', from fieri 'be done or made'.