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FIAT

[Latin, Let it be done.] In old English practice, a short order or warrant of a judge or magistrate directing some act to be done; an authority issuing from some competent source for the doing of some legal act.

One of the proceedings in the Englishbankruptcypractice: a power, signed by the lord chancellor and addressed to the court of bankruptcy, authorizing the petitioning creditor to prosecute his complaint before that court. By the statute 12 & 13 Vict., c. 116, fiats were abolished.

Arbitrary or authoritative order or decision.

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fi·at / ˈfēət; ˈfēˌät/ • n. a formal authorization or proposition; a decree: trying to regulate by fiat. ∎  an arbitrary order: worthless by bureaucratic fiat.

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fiat authoritative sanction or command. XVII. — L. ‘let it be done’, 3rd sg. pres. subj. of fierī (see BE), used as passive of facere to do.

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Fiat

Fiat (or FIAT) (ˈfiːət, -æt) Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Motor Works in Turin)

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