Definition of fieri facias in English:

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fieri facias

Pronunciation: /ˌfēərē ˈfāSH(ē)əs/


A writ to a sheriff for executing a judgment.
Example sentences
  • In cases when execution was had by means of a common law writ, such as fieri facias or elegit, it was legal execution: when it was had by means of an equitable remedy, such as the appointment of a receiver, then it was equitable execution.
  • The Board on the 17th January 1995 transferred the costs order made in their favour in those proceedings to the High Court for enforcement purposes and issued a writ of fieri facias.
  • If the pledges do not produce the convicted party, then execution may be made against them by [writ of] fieri facias, per elegit, or per capias to satisfy the option chosen by the plaintiff.


Late Middle English Latin, 'you shall make happen'.

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Syllabification: fi·e·ri fa·ci·as

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