Definition of feriation
: the keeping of a holiday especially by refraining from work
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Origin and Etymology of feriation
Medieval Latin feriation-, feriatio, from Latin feriatus (past participle of feriari to rest from work, keep holiday, from feriae days of rest, holidays) + -ion, -io -ion — more at feast
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