fetial

noun
fe·​tial
variants: or fecial \ ˈfēshəl \
plural fetials\ -​lz \ or fetiales\ ˌfātēˈäˌlās \ or fecials

Definition of fetial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

fetial

adjective
variants: or fecial \ " \

Definition of fetial (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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History and Etymology for fetial

Noun

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

Adjective

Latin fetialis of a fetial, from fetialis, noun

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“Fetial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetial. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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