- Ecclesiastical. a weekday on which no feast is celebrated.
Origin of feria1
1850–55; < Late Latin: day of the week (e.g. secunda fēria second day, Monday); in L only plural fēriae holidays; see fair2
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Examples from the Web for ferial
It was a ferial day, and I therefore went to the church at eleven in the morning after making an enormous breakfast.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- of or relating to a feria
- rare of or relating to a holiday
- RC Church a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs
C19: from Late Latin: day of the week (as in prīma fēria Sunday), singular of Latin fēriae festivals
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Word Origin and History for ferial
"pertaining to holidays," late 14c., from Old French ferial, from Medieval Latin ferialis, from Latin feriae (see feast (n.)).
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