Writ of Fi Fa

Short for fieri facias (Latin for “cause (it) to be done”).

An order (now known as a warrant of control) directing a High Court enforcement officer (formerly a sheriff) to seize and sell goods belonging to the judgment debtor (the person ordered by the court to pay money to another party) in order to satisfy the judgment debt.

The equivalent in the county court is called a warrant of execution and is enforced by a bailiff.