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Definitions of Fieri Facias

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Latin for "that you cause to be done." This is a court document that instructs a sheriff to seize and sell a defendant's property in order to satisfy a monetary judgment against the defendant.
  3. In law, a judicial writ that lies for him who has recovered in debt or damages, commanding the sheriff to levy the same on the goods of him against whom the recovery was had. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A writ of execution requiring a sheriff to levy in behalf of one who has recovered in debt or damages. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
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