dies nefastus

dies ne·​fas·​tus | \ -āsneˈfästəs \
plural dies nefasti\ -​ˌstē \

Definition of dies nefastus

: a day on which secular activities were forbidden in ancient Rome specifically : a day on which the courts were closed and it was illegal (as for the praetors) to transact public judicial affairs

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History and Etymology for dies nefastus

Latin, literally, noncourt day

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“Dies nefastus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dies%20nefastus. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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