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Meaning of FIAT

Pronunciation:  'fIut

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"

FIAT is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: decree, edict, order, rescript
 See Also: act, ban, bull, consent decree, curfew, decree nisi, enactment, imperial decree, interdiction, judicial separation, legal separation, papal bull, programma, prohibition, proscription, stay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fi"at\, n. [L., let it be done, 3d pers. sing., subj.
pres., fr. fieri, used as pass. of facere to make. Cf. {Be}.]
1. An authoritative command or order to do something; an
   effectual decree.

         His fiat laid the corner stone.       --Willis.

2. (Eng. Law)
   (a) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
   (b) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord
       Chancellor's signature.

{Fiat money}, irredeemable paper currency, not resting on a
   specie basis, but deriving its purchasing power from the
   declaratory fiat of the government issuing it.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine and pharmacy, means "make" or "let be made".
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 Related Terms: appointment, authority, authorization, brevet, bull, certification, clearance, countenance, declaration, decree, decree-law, decreement, decretal, decretum, dictum, diktat, edict, edictum, empowerment, enabling, endorsement, enfranchisement, entitlement, ipse dixit, law, ordinance, ordonnance, proclamation, pronouncement, pronunciamento, ratification, rescript, rule, ruling, sanction, senatus consult, senatus consultum, ukase, warrant, warranty