[sahy-ree fey-shee-as; Latin skee-re fah-kee-ahs] /ˈsaɪ ri ˈfeɪ ʃiˌæs; Latin ˈski rɛ ˈfɑ kiˌɑs/
a writ requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why a judgment, letters patent, etc., should not be executed, vacated, or annulled.
a judicial proceeding initiated by such a writ.
noun (law, rare)
a judicial writ founded upon some record, such as a judgment, letters patent, etc, requiring the person against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled
a proceeding begun by the issue of such a writ
adjective, Pathology. 1. resembling a scirrhus.
adjective, Pathology. 1. of a hard, fibrous consistency. 2. of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus. adjective 1. (pathol) of or resembling a scirrhus; hard scirrhous scir·rhous (skĭr’əs, sĭr’-) adj. Hardened; indurated.
- Scirrhous carcinoma
scirrhous carcinoma n. See fibrocarcinoma.
noun 1. the remains of a strip from which coin blanks have been cut; clippings. noun 1. the waste metal left over from sheet metal after discs have been punched out of it