Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. fi·at
    IPA[ˈfēˌät]
  2. noun

    • 1. a formal authorization or proposition; a decree:

      adopting a legislative review program, rather than trying to regulate by fiat
    • 2. an arbitrary order:

      the appraisal dropped the value from $75,000 to $15,000, rendering it worthless by bureaucratic fiat
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fiat, plural noun: fiats

    • noun

      a formal authorization or proposition; a decree:

      an arbitrary order.

    • noun

      inconvertible paper money made legal tender by a government decree.
    • noun

      inconvertible paper money made legal tender by a government decree.
  1. 4 results