Definition of Fieri facias

1. Noun. A writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt.

Generic synonyms: Judicial Writ, Writ
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Fieri facias

1. Noun. (legal) In English law, a writ of execution issued after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt or damages. ¹

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Literary usage of Fieri facias

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1. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1826)
"fieri facias. By the common law, after judgment or a recognizance acknowledged, within the year the plaintiff might have a fieri facias, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1827)
"'I lie sheriff, on the first day of the next term, was served with a rule to return the writ of fieri facias under which he had first levied. ..."

3. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1856)
"(A) This writ is similar to a common fieri facias; and under it, the bishop, who is in nature of a temporal officer or ecclesiastical sheriff, may seize and ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"In October, 1819, the United States obtained a judgment against John Morrison in the Dis- 136*] trict Court of Virginia, on * which a fieri facias issued. ..."

5. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"(286) Forging a fieri facias at common law.(v) That JS, late, &c., on, &c., unlawfully and wickedly contriving to injure, oppress, impoverish, ..."

6. Standard Encyclopædia of Procedure by Edward W. Tuttle, Edward E. Burns, James De Witt Andrews, Edgar Whittlesey Camp (1914)
"JUDGMENTS AND DECREES, ENFORCEMENT OP: fieri facias for Plaintiff in As- sumpsit; fieri facias for Plaintiff in Debt; fieri facias for Plaintiff in Debt, ..."

7. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1792)
"2) By fieri facias. 2. But if a fi. fa. is awarded for 40 s. by force of which ... 18. is a writ of execution at common law, and is called a fieri facias, ..."

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