dies fastus

noun

di·​es fas·​tus
¦dēˌā|sˈfästəs
plural dies fasti
-ˌstē
1
: a day on which Roman religious law permitted secular activities or an auspicious day for such activities
2
: any of the 40 days of each year on which the praetors under the Roman republic could exercise their general powers in holding court
broadly : dies comitialis

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, court day

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“Dies fastus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dies%20fastus. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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