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English citations of fiat
- an effectual decree
- and behold, some baleful fiat as of Enchantment has gone forth.
- His fiat laid the corner stone.
- 2004 October 18, The New Yorker,
- The Republican domination of both houses of Congress has allowed him to do this almost by fiat, without domestic political resistance or accountability.
- Allen G. Taylor, SQL For Dummies, Fifth Edition, Wiley Publishing, Inc.,
- The SQL:2003 specification does not try to arbitrate or establish by fiat what DOUBLE PRECISION means. The specification requires only that the precision of a DOUBLE PRECISION number be greater than the precision of a REAL number. This constraint, though rather weak, is perhaps the best possible in light of the great differences you encounter in hardware.