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fetial

noun fe·tial \ˈfēshəl\
variants: or

fecial

\ˈfēshəl\

Definition of fetial

plural

fetials

\-lz\ or

fetiales

\ˌfātēˈäˌlās\ or

fecials

  1. :  a member of a priestly board in ancient Rome responsible for overseeing diplomatic negotiations

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Origin and Etymology of fetial

Latin fetialis, probably from (assumed) Old Latin fetis statute, treaty (akin to Gothic gadeths deed) + Latin -alis -al — more at deed


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fetial

adjective fe·tial \"\
variants: or

fecial

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Definition of fetial

  1. :  dealing with matters (as a treaty or declaration and rules of war) affecting relations between nations the fetial law of Rome :  diplomatic a member of the fetial profession

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Origin and Etymology of fetial

Latin fetialis of a fetial, from fetialis, noun


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