dies nefastus

noun
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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for dies nefastus

Latin, literally, noncourt day

Learn More About dies nefastus

Dictionary Entries Near dies nefastus

dies juridicus

dies nefastus

die-stamp

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dies nefastus

Cite this Entry

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

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!