\Sci`re fa"ci*as\ (s[imac]`r[-e]
f[=a]"sh[i^]*[a^]s). [L., do you cause to know.] (Law)
A judicial writ, founded upon some record, and requiring the
party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing
it should not have advantage of such record, or (as in the
case of scire facias to repeal letters patent) why the record
should not be annulled or vacated. --Wharton. Bouvier.