fetial

[ fee-shuhl ]
/ ˈfi ʃəl /

adjective

concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace: fetial law.

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Origin of fetial

1525–35; <Latin fētiālis pertaining to a fētiālis, a member of the Roman college of priests who acted as representatives in disputes with foreign nations
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British Dictionary definitions for fetial

fetial
/ (ˈfiːʃəl) /

noun plural fetiales (ˌfiːʃɪˈeɪliːz)

(in ancient Rome) any of the 20 priestly heralds involved in declarations of war and in peace negotiations

adjective

of or relating to the fetiales
a less common word for heraldic

Word Origin for fetial

C16: from Latin fētiālis, probably from Old Latin fētis treaty
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