1. [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
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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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