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[Latin, Let it be done.] In old English practice, a short order or warrant of a judge or magistrate directing some act to be done; an authority issuing from some competent source for the doing of some legal act.

One of the proceedings in the English Bankruptcy practice: a power, signed by the lord chancellor and addressed to the court of bankruptcy, authorizing the petitioning creditor to prosecute his complaint before that court. By the statute 12 & 13 Vict., c. 116, fiats were abolished.

Arbitrary or authoritative order or decision.

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CRISIL believes that Fiat India will continue to benefit from its off-take arrangements with Tata Motors, and the financial support it receives from both Fiat Group and Tata Motors.
Fiat Group shares on Friday were unchanged at 9.4 euros.
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Fiat Group Automobiles said in a statement on Tuesday that despite the drop in sales, its European market share had improved slightly to 8.3 per cent, up from 8.2 per cent a year earlier.
This has seen the creation of Fiat Group Purchasing Offices in centers such as New Delhi, India.
The EEA was established in 1996 as a joint venture between Cummins and two Fiat Group companies, Iveco N.V.
The European Engine Alliance (EEA) was established in 1996 as a joint venture between Cummins and two Fiat Group companies, Iveco N.V.
THE Fiat Group has recorded its largest ever trading profit of 3.2 billion euros based on a turnover of 59 billion euros in 2007.
It brings the total Car of the Year titles won by the Fiat group to 12.
According to Fiat, this supply of NG heavy engines is the largest ever made by Fiat Group. The company noted that the engines, which will be manufactured at the Fiat Powertrain Technologies facility in Turin, will be used on locally manufactured buses serving the city in the coming months.
Under the services agreement, worth EUR450m over five years, BT will manage Fiat Group's global telecomms requirements across 40 countries.