responsal

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adjective

1
obsolete : answerable, responsible
2
obsolete : responsive

responsal

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noun

re·​spon·​sal
rə̇ˈspän(t)səl,
rēˈs-
plural -s
1
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin responsalis of a reply]
a
obsolete : reply, answer
b
archaic : a respond in a liturgy
2
[Medieval Latin responsalis, from responsalis of a reply] obsolete : the respondent in a disputation
3

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English responsaill, from Medieval Latin responsalis of a reply, answerable, from Latin responsum reply + -alis -al

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“Responsal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/responsal. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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