Definitions for: Scire Facias

[n] a judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled

Webster (1913) Definition: Sci`re fa"ci*as (s[imac]`r[-e]
f[=a]"sh[i^]*[a^]s). [L., do you cause to know.] (Law)
A judicial writ, founded upon some record, and requiring the
party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing
it should not have advantage of such record, or (as in the
case of scire facias to repeal letters patent) why the record
should not be annulled or vacated. --Wharton. Bouvier.

See Also: judicial writ, writ

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