fi fa

FI. FA

[fahy fey]
noun Law.
Also, fi. fa.
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fieri facias

[fahy-uh-rahy fey-shee-as]
noun Law.
a writ commanding a sheriff to levy and sell as much of a debtor's property as is necessary to satisfy a creditor's claim against the debtor. Abbreviation: FI. FA., fi. fa.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin: literally, have it made, equivalent to fierī to be made + faciās cause, 2nd singular present subjunctive of facere to bring about

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fieri facias (ˈfaɪəˌraɪ ˈfeɪʃɪəs)
 
n
law a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of an adjudged debtor to satisfy the debt
 
[C15: from Latin, literally: cause (it) to be done]

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fieri facias
writ concerning a sum awarded in judgment (often requiring seizure and sale of property for debt), 1463, from L., lit. "cause it to be done," the first words of the writ.
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