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English noun: fiat

1. fiat (communication) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)


SamplesA friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there.


Synonymsdecree, edict, order, rescript


Broader (hypernym)act, enactment


Narrower (hyponym)ban, bull, consent decree, curfew, decree nisi, imperial decree, judicial separation, legal separation, papal bull, programma, prohibition, proscription, stay


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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