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  • n. Plural form of facia.


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  • Last week's term was fieri facias, which is defined as:

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  • Example: Platform team buyers, many of whom have degrees and backgrounds in engineering, business, or manufacturing quality, often are considered the resident experts for extremely complicated systems or components, such as facias, the styled front or rear body panel that often defines a vehicle's look.

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  • The Inn at the End of the World: Rem, facias, rem ....

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  • The remedy of scire facias is implied by the very existence of the Good Behavior Clause, and when wielded by an aggrieved individual citizen, separation-of-powers issues are neatly avoided.

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  • To remove a judge under a writ of scire facias at common law, you must demonstrate culpable intent.

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  • In New Hampshire, where pleadings had always been simple, clear, and direct, the lawyers introduced more sophistication and complexity during the years 1692 to 1700; the action of ejectment, the writs of scire facias and supersedeas, the action of trespass de bonis asportatis, entered New Hampshire as immigrants at this time.55 Students of Massachusetts law on the eve of the Revolution have declared it to be quite conservative, at least by earlier standards.

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  • Pennsylvania, for example, substituted, through the action of scire facias sur mortgage 1705, a common-law mode of foreclosure for the usual procedures in equity.

    A History of American Law

  • Scire facias sur mortgage was a writ, used when the mortgagor lapsed into default, requiring him to “show cause” why the mills of the law should not begin to grind, foreclosing the mortgage.

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  • Illud te admoneo, ne eorum more facias, qui non proficere, sed conspici cupiunt, quae in habitu tuo, aut genere vitae notabilia sunt.

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  • Mentiri vis causa mea? ego vero cupide et libenter mentiar tua causa; et si quando me vis perjurare, ut paululum tu compendii facias, paratum fore scito.

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