sapiential

adjective
sapi·​en·​tial

Definition of sapiential

: characterized by or peculiar to wisdom the sapiential attitude … replaced the imprecatory attitude— Joseph Frank attributing a sapiential function to prudence— V. J. Bourke

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History and Etymology for sapiential

Middle English sapiencial, from Late Latin sapientialis, from Latin sapientia wisdom + -alis -al

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“Sapiential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sapiential. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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