[f_ˈiː__ə_t], [fˈiːət], [fˈiːət]

Definitions of fiat:

  1.   A formal or solemn command; a decree. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A command; decree. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A command that something be done; an order of a court authorizing certain proceedings, as in bankruptcy. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A formal or solemn command; a decree; an order. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A command to do something. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for fiat:

  1. I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery. – Gianni Agnelli
  2. Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology. – Arthur Levitt
  3. A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank. – Ron Paul
  4. Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war. – Carroll Quigley

Usage examples for fiat:

  1. “ Oswald, however, accepted the fiat with great calm, and without the smallest show of surprise. ” – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  2. Thus the fiat of a greater than Neptune, even in his own element, reduced him from the godlike rank he held to that of a mere forecastle sailor; and thus were all our expectations frustrated. ” – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  3. The Queen's ultimatum was almost a fiat – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  4. Of the fiat 'let there be light. ” – The Bible: what it is by Charles Bradlaugh
  5. “ I have no private means of evading their fiat – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  6. Young man, the worst wish I have for you is that you may be prepared to die, for the fiat of the Almighty is against you. ” – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  7. The earth itself on which we live, not by fiat suddenly enacted, but by long and gradual processes, became habitable, and man upon it through uncounted ages grew out of an unknown past into his present estate. ” – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  8. According to the principle, fiat justitia, pereat mundus, I ought to do so, no doubt. ” – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  9. Now the fiat had fallen; the bread- winner could no longer earn the family meal, and Kitty and the others would have to do without their bread and butter. ” – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  10. His absolute fiat against the alienation of the land would have done more for the common people than all Adam Smith's theories of free competition, and Fourier's dream of a perfected communism. ” – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith