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The dict-ified dictionary.com word of the day is fiat

| source : web1913 | Fiat \Fi"at\, n. [L., let it be done, 3d pers. sing., subj. pres., fr. fieri, used as pass. of facere to make. Cf. {Be}.] 1. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree. His fiat laid the corner stone. --Willis. 2. (Eng. Law) (a) A warrant of a judge for certain processes. (b) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature. {Fiat money}, irredeemable paper currency, not resting on a specie basis, but deriving its purchasing power from the declaratory fiat of the government issuing it. | source : wn | fiat n : a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there" [syn: {decree}, {edict}, {order}, {rescript}]

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