- 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.
- law a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of an adjudged debtor to satisfy the debt
writ concerning a sum awarded in judgment (often requiring seizure and sale of property for debt), Latin, literally “cause it to be done,” the first words of the writ.