from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
- n. A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
- n. An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A command that something be done; specifically, an absolute and efficient command proceeding from, or as if from, divine or creative power.
- n. In English law, a short order or warrant of some judge for making out and allowing certain processes, given by his subscribing the words fiat ut petitur, ‘let it be done as is asked.’
- Existing as if by absolute divine or creative command; having the character or power of such a command.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
Now that Fiat is "bailing-in" Chrysler there is a good chance that the cute but coolFiat 500 will be coming stateside.
Fiat is prepared to transfer valuable technology to Chrysler and, after extensive consultation with the Administration, has committed to building new fuel efficient cars and engines in U.S. factories.
The circumstances are certainly different for Chrysler today, but I can't help but think that a shotgun marriage with Fiat is doomed.
According to Reuters, Fiat is interested in developing an electrified commercial van for the U.S. market — a suitable replacement for the Town & Country EV cargo van once promised
As that relationship fizzled, and a new partner found in Fiat, Mercedes provided a parting gift: the next-generation Mercedes ML platform for all-new Grand Cherokee.
I live in the US, so the name Fiat for me still evokes something small, old, and unreliable.
The Italian carmaker Fiat, which is Alfa's parent company, holds a controlling interest in Chrysler.
Fiat, which is working toward becoming a global car maker after its merger with Chrysler Group LLC, said trading profit more than doubled to €851 million from €256 million for the same period last year.
The Italian carmaker Fiat, which is also led by Marchionne, currently owns about 20 percent of Chrysler.
The only hatchback that undercuts the Fiat is the Kia Soul, and that's a bird of a very different feather.