plural -s
: a ceremony of Roman patrician marriage that gave special sanctity to the marriage bond and until after the time of Tiberius conferred upon the husband the right of absolute control of the wife as of a daughter see diffarreation, manus compare coemptio

Word History


Latin confarreation-, confarreatio, from confarreatus (past participle of confarreare to unite in marriage by a ceremony probably including sacrifice of a spelt cake, from com- + -farreare—from farreum spelt cake, from neuter of farreus of spelt, from farr-, far spelt) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Confarreation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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