- Scire facias: a Latin term often abbreviated as 'sci. fa.' which is a type of writ, or legal document, used to notify a party that they need to show cause at a specific time and place why a judgment should not be enforced or a legal issue should not proceed
- The defendant received a sci. fa. notifying him to appear before the court to explain why he should not be held in contempt.
- The court issued a sci. fa. ordering the party to show why the decision should not be confirmed.
- When she didn't fulfill the terms of the agreement, a sci. fa. was issued to compel her appearance in court.