(noun) an authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree
We cannot return to mass industrial-Fordits labour by fiat, if at all.
when you hand over your goods (an export) to someone far away, that the money in which they will pay you back (as payment for their import) is not just a pile of worthless paper--the so-called fiat money problem?
and certainly cannot be generated by ministerial fiat
the rigid territorial imperative laid down by orthodox fiat
by Charles Tavis's festive fiat
For traders to use a model such as Black–Scholes is not like a medieval monarch making someone an outlaw by saying that they are an outlaw: no mathematical fiat.
why is this sentence so pretty!!!
He populates his city by fiat, ordering merchants and nobles to relocate to the nascent metropolis
Peter the Great building St Petersburg (early 1700s)
It will not suffice to totalize culture, obliterate the economic, and negate the distinction by fiat.
The president could rule by fiat, a structure that welcomed a coup d' etat because this alone could change the reins of government in a society that had been substantially depoliticized.