Fieri facias

Fieri facias, A judicial writ of execution, that lies where judgment is had for debt or damages recovered in the king's courts; by which writ the sheriff is commanded to levy the debt and damages of the goods and chattels of the defendant, &c. ...

This writ is to be sued out within a year and a day after judgment; or the judgment must be revived by acire facias; ...

Source: Tomlins, Thomas Edlyne. The Law-Dictionary: explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law, &c. Vol. III. New York and Philadelphia: I. Riley, 1811 (pg. 43).

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