fiat


fiat
fi·at /'fē-ˌät, -ˌat, -ət; 'fī-ˌat/ n
2: an authoritative but arbitrary order
a brazen act of judicial fiat — L. H. Tribe

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fiat
noun authoritative order, authorization, command, decree, decree having the force of law, dictate, direction, directive, edict, enactment, hest, imperium, imposition, injunction, instruction, iussum, judgment, mandamus, mandatum, order, prescript, prescription, pronouncement, regulation, rescript, rule, sanction, ukase, warrant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


fiat
n.
An arbitrary and authoritative command; a decree.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


fiat
'let it be done'.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


fiat
(Latin: Let it be done.)
In old English practice, a short order or warrant of a judge or magistrate directing some act to be done; an authority issuing from some competent source for the doing of some legal act.
One of the proceedings in the English bankruptcy practice: a power, signed by the lord chancellor and addressed to the court of bankruptcy, authorizing the petitioning creditor to prosecute his complaint before that court. By the statute 12 & 13 Vict., c. 116, fiats were abolished.
Arbitrary or authoritative order or decision.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


fiat
[Latin, Let it be done.] In old English practice, a short order or warrant of a judge or magistrate directing some act to be done; an authority issuing from some competent source for the doing of some legal act.
 
One of the proceedings in the English bankruptcy practice: a power, signed by the lord chancellor and addressed to the court of bankruptcy, authorizing the petitioning creditor to prosecute his complaint before that court. By the statute 12 & 13 Vict., c. 116, fiats were abolished.
 
Arbitrary or authoritative order or decision.

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