: characterized by or peculiar to wisdom
the sapiential attitude … replaced the imprecatory attitudeJoseph Frank
attributing a sapiential function to prudenceV. J. Bourke

Word History


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

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“Sapiential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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