A writ of execution authorizing a sheriff to lay a claim to and seize the goods and chattels of a debtor to fulfill a judgment against the debtor.
Origin of fieri-facias
- Middle English from Medieval Latin fierī faciās you should cause (it) to be done (words used in the writ) Latin fierī to be done Latin faciās second person sing. present subjunctive of facere to do, cause
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin that you cause to be made.