The word Fiant is an abbreviation of "Fiant litterae patentes", which means "'Let letters patent be made". These were warrants to the Court of Chancery in Ireland, which was the authority for the issue of letters patents under the Great Seal. They dealt with matters ranging from appointments to high office and important government activities, to grants of pardons to the humblest of the native Irish.

Fiants date from the reign of Henry VIII through that of William and Mary and are of major importance to persons doing Irish genealogical research.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fiant — acidifiant acétifiant alcalifiant amplifiant authentifiant barbifiant bonifiant béatifiant bêtifiant certifiant clarifiant classifiant cocufiant codifiant confiant crucifiant disqualifiant diversifiant dragéifiant dulcifiant décalcifiant défiant… …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • fiant — fi|ant [lat., 3. Pers. Pl. Konjunktiv von: fieri, ↑fiat]: ↑fiat (2) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fiant — Part. prés. fier …   French Morphology and Phonetics

  • fiant — fi|ant vgl. 2↑fiat …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • fiant — To cast off excrement …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • fiant — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Si tibi deficiant Medici, medici tibi fiant… — См. Хорошего по немногу …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • Electiones fiant rite et libere sine interruptione aliqua — Elections should be made regularly and freely and without any interruption …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Folan — (Irish: Ó Cualáin or Ó Culáin), is an Irish family name. It is most numerous in County Galway, and adjoining areas in County Mayo, in Connacht, Ireland. This locality stretching from Galway City to Clifden is where the majority of Folans are… …   Wikipedia

  • Ogre, Ogre —   …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.