scire facias
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, you should cause to know Date: 15th century 1. a judicial writ founded on some matter of record and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the record should not be enforced, annulled, or vacated 2. a legal proceeding instituted by a scire facias

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  • scire facias — sci·re fa·ci·as / sī rē fā shē əs, shəs, shē ˌas; skē rā fä kē ˌäs/ n [Medieval Latin, you should cause to know] 1: a judicial writ founded upon some matter of record and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the record should… …   Law dictionary

  • Scire facias — Sci re fa ci*as (s[imac] r[ e] f[=a] sh[i^]*[a^]s). [L., do you cause to know.] (Law) A judicial writ, founded upon some record, and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing it should not have advantage of such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scire facias — [sī′rē fā′shē as΄] n. [ME < L, that you cause to know] Law 1. a writ, founded on a record, requiring the person against whom it is issued to appear and show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled 2. a proceeding begun by… …   English World dictionary

  • Scire facias — In English law, a writ of scire facias (from the Latin meaning to cause to be known ) was a writ founded upon some judicial record directing the sheriff to make the record known ( scire facias ) to a specified party, and requiring that defendant… …   Wikipedia

  • scire facias — /sayriy feysh(iy)as/ A judicial writ, founded upon some matter of record, such as a judgment or recognizance and requiring the person against whom it is brought to show cause why the party bringing it should not have advantage of such record, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • scire facias — /suy ree fay shee as /; Lat. /skee rdde fah kee ahs /, Law. 1. a writ requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why a judgment, letters patent, etc., should not be executed, vacated, or annulled. 2. a judicial proceeding… …   Universalium

  • scire facias — A writ of statutory origin (13 Edward I, chapter 45) used both as an original writ to obtain a judgment where none has before existed and as a writ of execution or continuation of a judgment previously entered. 47 Am J1st Sc F §§ 3, 4. A writ… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scire facias — document which requires a party to show cause as to why a judgment should not be carried out (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scire facias — [ˌsʌɪri: feɪʃɪas] noun US Law a writ requiring a person to show why a judgement regarding a record or patent should not be enforced or annulled. Origin L., lit. let (the person) know …   English new terms dictionary

  • scire facias — /skireɪ ˈfækiæs/ (say skeeray fakeeas) noun Law a writ directing the sheriff to notify a person to show cause why a judgement should not be enforced. {Latin: may you cause him to know} …   Australian English dictionary

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