scire facias

Definitions of "scire facias"
  1. A type of court order based on a previously recorded event that requires an individual to explain why an existing record shouldn't be executed or enforced, or should be deleted or canceled
  2. An initiated legal process by means of a scire facias, a special form of court order
How to use "scire facias" in a sentence
  1. The court issued a scire facias ordering the defendant to show cause why the judgment should not be enforced.
  2. The plaintiff initiated a scire facias to get clarification on the validity of a previous ruling.
  3. The judge used a scire facias to question the execution of a final judgment.

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