Definition of Scire facias
1. Noun. A judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Scire Facias
Literary usage of Scire facias
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1829)
"scire facias was omitted, and a If vari facias issued ART. ... 193 him, no scire facias is necessary. § 30. Where there is a change of parties by death, ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Judgments: Including All Final Determinations of by Abraham Clark Freeman (1873)
"PROCEEDINGS BY scire facias. 4*2. Definition of 443. Judgment on. 444. Not a New Sait. 445. Defenses inconsistent with the Judgment. 446. Pleadings in. 447. ..."
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 King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1856)
"A scire facias also seems to be unnecessary, in case of the death of the lessor of the plaintiff before execution : for he is not a party to the judgment. ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace (1849)
"204 [A scire facias upon a judgment is not a mere continuation of a former ... A notice of motion for leave to sign judgment on a scire facias was left with ..."
5. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1793)
"scire facias lies of a common or ... 3. as to Br. scire facias, pi. 171. cites 4 E. 4. ... scire facias upon a fine, the tenant faid, ..."
6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1902)
"The judgment of scire facias seems also to merge the original judgment, so that if a second scire facias is desired it can only be obtained on the first ..."