Complete Definition of "fiat"

see|Fiat
English

Etymology
L. #Latin|fiat "let it be done".

Pronunciation
italbrac|WEAE IPA|/Ëfi.æt/
Rhymes:English:-æt|Rhymes: -æt

Noun
en-noun

  1. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.

#*Willis,
#*:His fiat laid the corner stone.
#*2004 October 18, The New Yorker,
#*: The Republican domination of both houses of Congress has allowed him to do this almost by fiat, without domestic political resistance or accountability.
#*Allen G. Taylor, SQL For Dummies, Fifth Edition, Wiley Publishing, Inc.,
#*:The SQL:2003 specification does not try to arbitrate or establish by fiat what DOUBLE PRECISION means. The specification requires only that the precision of a DOUBLE PRECISION number be greater than the precision of a REAL number. This constraint, though rather weak, is perhaps the best possible in light of the great differences you encounter in hardware.

  1. context|English law A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
  2. context|English law An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.

Derived terms
fiat money

References
R:Webster 1913

webster 1913


Latin

Verb form
fiat

  1. (present active of the verb fio) he/it may/must/should happen, so be it, very well, it is being done

Turkish

Noun
fiat

  1. price

Category:Turkish nouns

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