/ˈfi ɑt, -æt; ˈfaɪ ət, -æt/
an authoritative decree, sanction, or order:
a royal fiat.
authorization, directive, ruling, mandate, diktat, ukase.
a fixed form of words containing the word
by which a person in authority gives sanction, or authorization.
an arbitrary decree or pronouncement, especially by a person or group of persons having absolute authority to enforce it:
The king ruled by fiat.
let it be done, 3rd singular present subjunctive of
official sanction; authoritative permission
an arbitrary order or decree
any command, decision, or act of will that brings something about
[C17: from Latin, literally: let it be done, from
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Industries that depend on government fiat for their livelihood are living on borrowed time.
If only our hominid ancestor's descendants could learn to use fiat currency, think of the evolution that might yet await.
Every major economy in the world now uses fiat currency which are bits of colored paper.
Fiat has gone so far as to give drivers extremely detailed report cards of how to improve their fuel economy.
Consider what fiat money, backed by no gold standard or collateral of any kind, really means.
All of this flies in the face of nature and could only be emplaced by fiat.
The epoch of fiat currency hasn't worked out too well.
The total debt and interest owing on it is less than the total of both fiat and debt money available in the world.
Fiat can do same if they wish to overcome the brand image here.
Hence, inaction on the part of the researchers out there has resulted in administrative fiat.
It favors fiat money in one place and good money in another.
With growing concerns about scarcity and sustainability, few investors are keen to take on an intentionally depreciated fiat note.
Thus climbing plants had evolved over time-they had not all been created in an instant, by divine fiat.
None should be imposed, either by the pressure of doctors or relatives or by the fiat of government, on people who reject it.
Private companies would not benefit from any similar government fiat.
Of course, no one likes to be reinvented by fiat from above.
However, the age of democracy has legitimised fiat currencies.
The authorities have tried to restrain investment, prices and lending through administrative fiat.
They are bankrupting this country and will eventually make our fiat currency completely worthless.
As for people who think nothing will ever happen no this eventually all fiat currencies come to an end.
Phil's post is about political actors manipulating state legislatures to try and push a scientific agenda, by fiat.
The vast influx of gold and silver was no different than the inflation of a fiat currency.
But it is not the function of the courts to extend by judicial fiat the provisions of the act beyond their fixed limits.
We should not criticize the holding nor resolve the question by judicial fiat.
Any further divestment action should be undertaken through voluntary means and not by government fiat.
But rights and powers which can be enlarged by judicial fiat can be shrunk by judicial fiat.
Maybe this will help make the danger of fiat money clear.
Fiat and renault have for decades had important production units in bursa.