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NOUN (1)

1. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);
- Example: "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
[syn: decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fiat \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. [1913 Webster] His fiat laid the corner stone. --Willis. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fiat n 1: 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" [syn: decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "fiat": 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
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

FIAT, practice. An order of a judge, or of an officer, whose authority, to be signified by his signature, is necessary to authenticate the particular acts.