Associations to the word «Fiat»


FIAT, noun. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
FIAT, noun. (English law) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
FIAT, noun. (English law) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
FIAT, verb. (transitive) (used in academic debate and role-playing games) To make (something) happen.
FIAT, proper noun. An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..
FIAT CURRENCY, noun. (economics) Money that has indirect market value or is given legal tender status by government fiat.
FIAT MONEY, noun. (economics) Money that is given legal value or made legal tender for money debts by government fiat.
FIAT MONEYS, noun. Plural of fiat money
FIAT MONIES, noun. Plural of fiat money

Dictionary definition

FIAT, noun. A legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there".

Wise words

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