Fiat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfiːæt|  American pronunciation of the word fiat
Brit.  |ˈfaɪæt|  British pronunciation of the word fiat

noun

- a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) (syn: decree, edict, order, rescript)

Examples

He runs the company by fiat.

...the school principal issued a fiat that caps were not to be worn inside the school, and that was that...

The matter was settled by presidential fiat.

Word forms

noun
singular: fiat
plural: fiats
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman