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Scire Facias

scire facias n

[Medieval Latin, you should cause to know]
1 : a judicial writ founded upon some matter of record and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the record should not be enforced (as by revival of the judgment), annulled, or vacated
2 : a legal proceeding instituted by a scire facias

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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