fieri facias

noun Law.

  1. 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.


  1. 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.

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