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Definition of Fiat

Fiat

  1. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
  2. A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
  3. An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.

Fiat Quotations

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

At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!
Carlos Ghosn

The Democratic Party is made up of trial lawyers, labor unions, government employees, big city political machines, the coercive utopians, the radical environmentalists, feminists, and others who want to restructure society with tax dollars and government fiat.
Grover Norquist

Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war.
Carroll Quigley

The national debt is totally unlike a family budget for about a gazillion reasons, not the least of which being that families cannot raise money by fiat or deflate the size of their debt unilaterally and that family members die instead of existing infinitely.
Matt Taibbi
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