feriation

noun fe·ri·a·tion \ˌfirēˈāshən, ˌfer-\

Definition of feriation

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  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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