Verb fiat Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive, used in academic debate and role-playing games) To make (something) happen.

More definition: authoritative decree, sanction, or order, a royal fiat. Synonyms, authorization, directive, ruling, mandate, diktat, ukase.

2.a fixed form of words containing the word fiat, by which a person in authority gives sanction, or authorization. arbitrary decree or pronouncement, especially by a person or group of persons having absolute authority to enforce it, The king ruled by fiat.

1.let there be justice though the heavens fall.

1.let there be light.

1. official sanction; authoritative permission

2. an arbitrary order or decree

3. (mainly literary) any command, decision, or act of will that brings something about Word OriginC17, from Latin, literally, let it be done, from fierī to becomeCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"authoritative sanction," 1630s, from Latin fiat "let it be done" (also used in the opening of Medieval Latin proclamations and commands), third person singular present subjunctive of fieri, used as passive of facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Also sometimes a reference to fiat lux "let there be light" in the Book of Genesis.


Since true activity consists in knowing what one does and how one does it, I cannot be the author of any state of which I am unconscious; I am not conscious of the mechanism by which bodily motion is produced, hence I am not the author of bodily motion ("Quod nescis quomodo fiat, id non facis").

Subsequently very important reforms were introduced, not by the vote of an assembly, but by the fiat of the autocratic power.

8.) In the post-exilian cosmogony it is the divine word or fiat that creates the world (Gen.

It is rich, ornate, yet hardly florid, distinguished by splendid effects of light and shade, obtained by a far bolder use of projections than had hitherto been found in the somewhat fiat design of Venetian façades.

IrXar&S, fiat, and robs, foot) may be conveniently retained as a vernacular appellation.

Ehrenberg), a genus of lobose Rhizopoda, characterized by a chitinous plano-convex shell, the circular aperture central on the fiat ventral face, and more than one nucleus and contractile vacuole.

Nearly $600,000,000 of " fiat money " had been thrust into the channels of commerce in addition to $346,000,000 of legal tender notes that had been issued during the Civil War.

Sie willo oin suae is in heofne adueniat regnum tuum fiat uoluntas tua sicut in caelo 7 in eorNo.

Blessed is Pat man fiat haft not gone in fie counsell of wicked men, and in fie weye of sinfull men hap not stonde, and in fie chaire of pestilence sat not.

Mahrattas wear fiat red pagris, with a small conical peak variously shaped and placed.

The type pages were placed on a fiat bed of solid wood or stone, and it was quite a labour to run this bed into its proper position FIG.

It lies in a fiat, sandy plain, 110 ft.

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