Fiat

Definition of Fiat

Fi´at
n.1.An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
His fiat laid the corner stone.
- Willis.
2.(Eng. Law) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
Fiat money
irredeemable paper currency, not resting on a specie basis, but deriving its purchasing power from the declaratory fiat of the government issuing it.

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appointment, authority, authorization, brevet, bull, certification, clearance, countenance, declaration, decree, decree-law, decreement, decretal, decretum, dictum, diktat, edict, edictum, empowerment, enabling, endorsement, enfranchisement, entitlement, ipse dixit, law, ordinance, ordonnance, proclamation, pronouncement, pronunciamento, ratification, rescript, rule, ruling, sanction, senatus consult, senatus consultum, ukase, warrant, warranty
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