Definition of scire facias in English:

Share this entry

scire facias

Pronunciation: /ˌsīrē ˈfāSHēəs/ Pronunciation: /ˈski(ə)re ˈfäkēˌäs/


A writ requiring a person to show why a judgment regarding a record or patent should not be enforced or annulled.
Example sentences
  • I still do not understand what you are saying is unfair and what is meant by ‘based’ and you will not answer it by talking generally about what happened with the writ of scire facias before there were separate claims.


Latin, literally 'let (the person) know'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sci·re fa·ci·as

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.