Fiat vs Belief - What's the difference?

fiat | belief |

As a phrase fiat

is (derogatory|slang|automobiles) fix it again tony, a derogatory slang phrase for fiat, a backronym.

As a noun belief is

mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.




(en noun)
  • An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
  • * 1788 , Alexander Hamilton,
  • The reflection that the fate of a fellow-creature depended on his sole fiat , would naturally inspire scrupulousness and caution; [...]
  • (English law) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
  • (English law) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
  • Derived terms

    * fiat money * fiat currency


    (en verb)
  • (jargon used in academic debate) To make (something) happen.
  • References

    * (Webster 1913) ----




    (en noun)
  • Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-12-06, author=(George Monbiot)
  • , volume=189, issue=26, page=48, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Why I'm eating my words on veganism – again , passage=The belief that there is no conflict between [livestock] farming and arable production also seems to be unfounded: by preventing the growth of trees and other deep vegetation in the hills and by compacting the soil, grazing animals cause a cycle of flash floods and drought, sporadically drowning good land downstream and reducing the supply of irrigation water.}}
  • Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.
  • (countable) Something believed.
  • (uncountable) The quality or state of believing.
  • (uncountable) Religious faith.
  • (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
  • Derived terms

    * * beyond belief * disbelief * self-belief * unbelief