fieri facias

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(fi. fa.)

[Latin: you should cause to be done]

A High Court writ of execution to enforce the payment of a debt when judgment has been entered against the debtor. The writ can also be used to enforce a judgment for payment of damages. The writ is addressed to the High Court Enforcement Officer requiring him to seize the property of the debtor in order to pay the debt, interest, and costs. In the county courts execution is levied by bailiffs under a warrant of execution.

Subjects: Law.

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